In an exciting announcement, BET revealed that the talented Emmy Award-winning actress, musical artist, producer, and entrepreneur Keke Palmer will be hosting the highly anticipated “Soul Train Awards” 2023.
Known as the house party of the year, this event celebrates the best in Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop, showcasing both industry legends and promising up-and-coming artists.
Taking place in Los Angeles, CA, this year’s “Soul Train Awards” aims to reimagine the traditional award show format, creating an intimate and unforgettable night dedicated to honoring the iconic legacy brand and soul music.
With a lineup of incredible performers including BJ The Chicago Kid, Coco Jones, Danté Bowe, Fridayy, Muni Long, SWV, and of course, Keke Palmer herself, viewers can expect an evening filled with spectacular performances.
As the host of the “Soul Train Awards” 2023, Keke Palmer brings her globally recognized multihyphenate talent and infectious energy to the stage.
She is widely acclaimed for her confidence, positivity, and engaging personality, making her the perfect choice to lead the house party atmosphere of this prestigious event.
It is worth noting that BET gave Keke her first talk show, where she made history as the youngest talk show host in television, further solidifying her connection to the network and emphasizing her significance as a host.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, expressed her excitement about having Keke Palmer as the host, stating, “We can’t wait to have her host the Soul Train Awards house party.” Orlando also highlighted the star-studded lineup of soulful artists and the unforgettable moments that will illuminate screens during the event.
In terms of nominations, Summer Walker, SZA, and Usher emerged as front-runners, earning an outstanding nine nods each. This historic three-way tie showcases the immense talent and impact of these artists in the soul music genre. The nominations were determined by a voting academy comprising respected music industry insiders, performers, and presenters.
Overseeing the annual show will be Connie Orlando herself, while Jamal Noisette, VP of Specials & Music Programming, will join her as an executive producer for BET.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as the executive producer of “Soul Train Awards” 2023, accompanied by Jeannae Rouzan-Clay and Dionne Harmon from Jesse Collins Entertainment.
With its vibrant celebration of soul music, the “Soul Train Awards” promises to be an unforgettable experience for viewers. Make sure to tune in on Sunday, November 26 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her to witness this incredible house party hosted by the one and only Keke Palmer.