Kendrick Lamar tops Soul Train Award nominations
In this Aug. 3, 2013 file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs on day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park in Chicago. Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards, which airs Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by Steve Mitchell / Invision / AP, File)
Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:01PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.
The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton follow with five nominations each.
The latest albums from Lamar, Timberlake and Miguel will battle efforts from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Fantasia for album of the year. Lamar's other nominations include best new artist, hip-hop song of the year and collaboration.
The Soul Train Awards will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.
Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson will host the show.