This year's Soul Train Awards honored the likes of Beyonce and Pharrell Williams while showcasing a batch of performances from the R&B, hip-hop and soul worlds.
The ceremony taped in Las Vegas in early November, but viewers got their first look at the Wendy Williams-hosted event when the show aired Sunday night on Centric and BET.
Chris Brown -- the evening's lead nominee -- performed a medley of hits, including "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," "New Flame" and "Loyal." Eric Benet joined rappers Lil Kim, Missy Elliot and Da Brat for a performance of the 1997 hit "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)." They also paid tribute to late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Other performers included Mase, Tamar Braxton, Tank, Aloe Blacc, Nico & Vinz and Sevyn Streeter.
Kool & the Gang was honored with the Legend Award.
List of winners:
Album of the Year: Beyonce, "Beyonce"
Song of the Year: Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Best New Artist: Nico & Vinz
Best Dance Performance: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, "Loyal"
Best Collaboration: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, "Loyal'"
Centric Certified Award: Leela James
Best Gospel/Inspirational Song: Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae, "Help"
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, "Loyal"
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Beyonce
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Trey Songz
The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award: John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer), "All of Me"
Video of the Year: Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Best Traditional Jazz Performance: Wynton Marsalis, "Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)"
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance: Liv Warfield, " 'Stay'/'Soul Lifted'"
Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance: Joe feat. Kelly Rowland: "Love & Sex Pt. 2"