2011 Soul Train Awards – Soul Train handed out the 2011 music and artist awards Sunday night at the Atlanta Fox Theater.
Gladys Knight took home the crowning rein of a legend as fans gave a standing ovation for which was part of the ceremony that aired on BET Sunday night after being taped back on November 17th. The artist won the coveted Legend Award given to her by Natalie Cole.
In addition to receiving the award, Gladys Knight took the stage and performed with BeBe Winans. The singer did what she loved to do the most when she shared her time on stage for the fans.Â Leaving those in attendance knowing why the Soul Train Awards love Knight so much.
“These annual awards allow us to celebrate the legacy of the Soul Train brand by showcasing amazing new talent that has been influenced by the music icons who have contributed to the success of the Soul Train series,” said Soul Train CEO Kenard Gibbs.
Considered one of the biggest honors for soul music, Earth, Wind and Fire also got a Legend award for their music over the years.Â Considered the most soulful night in entertainment has upped the ante for all things peace, love, and soul.
Among the other musicians who won at the Soul Train Awards that night were Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.