1997 Soul Train Music Awards

The 1997 Soul Train Music Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 7, 1997. The show was hosted by Brandy, LL Cool J and Gladys Knight.[1][2] It would be the final public appearance for The Notorious B.I.G., as he would be murdered two days after the ceremony.

Soul Train Music Awards
DateMarch 7, 1997 (1997-03-07)
LocationShrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, California)
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGladys Knight, Brandy
and LL Cool J
First awarded1987
Most awardsMaxwell (3)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkWGN America

Special awardsEdit

Heritage AwardEdit

Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the YearEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are in bold text.

R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the YearEdit

Best R&B/Soul Album – MaleEdit

Best R&B/Soul Album – FemaleEdit

Best R&B/Soul Album – Group, Band, or DuoEdit

Best R&B/Soul Single – MaleEdit

Best R&B/Soul Single – FemaleEdit

Best R&B/Soul Single – Group, Band, or DuoEdit

The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music VideoEdit

Best R&B/Soul or Rap New ArtistEdit

Best Jazz AlbumEdit

Best Gospel AlbumEdit



  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1959-11-16. p. 7. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  2. ^ "11th Annual (1997) Soul Train Music Awards". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 16, 2002. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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