The 2021 “Soul Train Awards” premieres on Sunday, November 28 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The illustrious affair is hosted by dynamic best-friend duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold. The show features an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment.
Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and author Ashanti received the seventh annual Soul Train ‘Lady of Soul’ Award. Among her numerous accolades, Ashanti has received several Soul Train Awards throughout her career, including R&B/Soul Album – Female, Independent R&B/Soul Performance, two awards for R&B/ Soul Single – Female and the Lady of Soul Awards’ Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the YearAward. Ashanti’s expansive multiplatinum discography has brought her to the top of the charts, meriting eight Billboard awards and a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary R&B Album (Ashanti).
She was the first female to make Billboard history by having her first three chart entries land in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles. With a career that spans decades, Ashanti has established herself as a staple in music and will also receive a Star on the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2022.
I got a chance to briefly chat with Ashanti about her career, music and the Soul Train Awards. Press play to get a glimpse of the starlet gushing over being honored.