2018 Soul Train Awards: Bruno Mars Up Against H.E.R. in Three Nominations
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Both the 'Finesse' hitmaker and the 'Focus' singer lead the pack with six nods, while Cardi B and SZA pick up multiple nominations from the award show to be aired on BET in November.

AceShowbiz - Bruno Mars and H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson) are the top nominees for the 2018 Soul Train Awards.

Both stars have picked up six nods, while SZA, Ella Mai, Daniel Caesar and Cardi B have also earned multiple mentions, ahead of the prizegiving in Las Vegas next month.

Mars, who was the big winner at last year's ceremony, will go head to head with H.E.R. in three categories - Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award.

Erykah Badu and Faith Evans will also receive special awards at the ceremony on 17 November 17.

The full list of nominees is:

BEST NEW ARTIST

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars - "Finesse (Remix)" featuring Cardi B
  • Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
  • H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson) - "Every Kind of Way"
  • SZA - "The Weekend"
  • The Internet - "Come Over"

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

  • Chloe & Halle - "The Kids Are Alright"
  • Chris Brown - "Heartbreak on a Full Moon"
  • H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson) - "H.E.R."
  • Leon Bridges - "Good Thing"
  • Miguel - "War & Leisure"
  • The Internet - "Hive Mind"

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER'S AWARD

  • "Finesse (Remix)" - Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)
  • "Summertime Magic" - Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)
  • "Best Part" - Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson), Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)
  • "Boo'd Up" - Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)
  • "Focus" - Written by H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson), Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)
  • "Broken Clocks" - Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars - "Finesse (Remix)" featuring Cardi B
  • Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up"
  • H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson) - "Avenue"
  • SZA - "Broken Clocks"
  • The Internet - "Come Over"

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