As BET gears up for the 2016 Soul Train Award Weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, the network has released a few of the names that are on the bill to perform. Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tyrese and last year's Lady of Soul, Jill Scott, are only a few of the first names announced, ready to bring Vegas another great year full of soul.

On Monday Sept. 26, BET tweeted the release of this year's #SoulTrainWeekend performers.

The announcement went live with a featured photo of the illustrious Philadelphia song bird, and first-ever recipient of the "First Lady of Soul" award, Jill Scott.


The Woman singer is set to take the stage on Thursday, Nov. 3 at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, along with performances from "Just Right For Me" singer Monica, Sullivan and breakout artist, Yuna.

Her collaboration with Usher on the single "Crush" has become an Urban AC hit and obtained Billboard success.

It's always ladies first when dealing with gentleman which could explain why the ladies will perform first, kicking off the weekend festivities with their Thursday night "Acoustically Speaking" concert. But the next night, it's all about the fellas.

BET has joined the likes of Black Rose singer Tyrese (Gibson) and What I'm Feelin artist, Anthony Hamilton, for a Friday night experience at The Mandalay Bay Event Center.

Other reported events include a Day Party happening Saturday afternoon with DJ Kid Capri and Bell Biv Devoe at the Daylight Beach Club. There will also be a special night with comedian all-stars Cedric The EntertainerCharlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley for The Comedy Get Down.

The weekend events, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, all lead up to the big ticket -- the 2016 Soul Train Awards at The Orleans Arena on Sunday, Nov. 6.

More details on the actual awards ceremony performances and honorees will be announced in the next few weeks.

#SoulTrainAwards four-day tickets and general tickets will be available here on Sept. 30.

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R.I.P to the creator of it all on, Don Cornelius, on what would've been his 80th birthday. (September 27, 1936 - February 1, 2012)