Soul Train Awards headed to Apollo in Harlem for first time

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 / 11:58 AM EDT
Updated: 10/18/2021 / 2:37 PM EDT

FILE – People are lining up at the Apollo Theater, the venue for the U2 SiriusXM concert in New York on June 11, 2018. BET announced that the 33rd annual Soul Train Awards, featuring the best of soul, hip Honoring Hop and Rhythm and Blues Music, to be announced, will be recorded at the Apollo and premiered on Sunday November 28th on BET and BET Her. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – The annual Soul Train Awards are presented for the first time at the Apollo Theater in New York City, Harlem’s iconic performance venue, when two icons of black culture join forces.

The 2021 awards ceremony, which honors the best of the year in soul, hip-hop, and R&B, will be taped and debuted on November 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on BET and BET Her. BET has aired the show since 2009 and has recorded it in Las Vegas for the past few years.

It also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the debut of Soul Train, the television show that brought the best of black music and popular dance to American homes each week.

“The Apollo is excited to partner with BET to host the Soul Train Awards, which brings together three iconic brands that represent black culture and excellence under one roof,” said Kamilah Forbes, executive producer of Apollo.

The Apollo Theater in Harlem is known for a discerning audience that expects the best from the performers. A long list of black artists – both famous and unknown – have performed at this venue.


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