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Thursday, 1 March, 2001, 11:15 GMT
Eminem snubbed at soul awards
Eminem was nominated in two categories
Controversial rap star Eminem came away with nothing at the Soul Train Awards on Wednesday - a week after grabbing three Grammy trophies.

The 28-year-old Detroit performer lost out in the best album category to his mentor Dr Dre and in best video contest to Mystikal.

Eminem did not attend the LA awards ceremony, which is regarded as a leading showcase for black popular culture.

Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child won best entertainer

The main winners were male vocal quartet Jagged Edge and R&B star R Kelly, who each won two awards.

Jagged Edge's song Let's Get Married was named best group R&B/soul single while their second album JE Heartbreak won best group R&B/soul album.

R Kelly took the best male single for I Wish and best album for TP-2.Com.

R&B group Destiny's Child - who won two Grammys - were awarded with the Sammy Davis Jr trophy for entertainer of the year.


In the female categories, gospel singer Yolanda Adams won the best single award for Open My Heart

Newcomer Jill Scott took the best album trophy for her debut release Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol 1.

Isley Brothers
Ernie of The Isley Brothers with the duo's award

The Isley Brothers were honoured for their 40 years in the music business with the Quincy Jones award for outstanding career achievement.

Soul newcomer Carl Thomas and R&B artist D'Angelo had the biggest disappointment of the night.

They were both nominated for three awards but also went home empty-handed.

The awards, now in their 15th year, are a spin-off of the US TV show Soul Train.

Nominees and winners are decided from a poll of radio station programmers, recording artists and music retail staff.

This year's event was co-hosted by rap artist Queen Latifah, singer Mya and Soul Train series host Shemar Moore.

Mya also performed, as did Scott, Mystikal, Thomas, best new artist winner Nelly and Destiny's Child.

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