Usher and Alicia Keys dominate Soul Train Awards

Tuesday, March 1st 2005, 8:38 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Fresh off their Grammy success, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated the Soul Train Awards, with each winning two individual awards and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo.

R&B sensation Usher picked up the award for best male R&B-soul single for ``Confessions Part II,'' as well as the prize for best R&B-soul album by a male artist for ``Confessions.''

Keys got a nod for the best female R&B-soul single for her hit ``If I Ain't Got You'' and was honored for best female R&B-soul album for ``The Diary of Alicia Keys.''

The two singers already shared a Grammy for their chart-topping duet ``My Boo.'' Keys won four Grammys last month, while Usher had three.

The awards, named after the long-running television show, honor recording artists in R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel music. The awards are chosen by a group of radio station professionals, talent managers and performers.

The ceremony was held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

Usher also earned an award for best R&B-soul or rap music video for his work with rappers Ludacris & Lil Jon in the song ``Yeah!''

Other artists picking up awards were Destiny's Child, for ``Destiny Fulfilled,'' and the sexy newcomer Ciara, who won for best R&B-soul or rap new artist for her album ``Goodies.''

Rapper Jay-Z picked up an award for best R&B-soul or rap music video for ``99 Problems.''

Complete list of winners:

R&B/SOUL SINGLE, FEMALE: ``If I Ain't Got You,'' Alicia Keys.

R&B/SOUL SINGLE, MALE: ``Confessions Part II,'' Usher.

R&B/SOUL SINGLE, GROUP, BAND OR DUO: ``My Boo,'' Usher and Alicia Keys.

R&B/SOUL ALBUM, FEMALE: ``The Diary of Alicia Keys,'' Alicia Keys.

R&B/SOUL ALBUM, MALE: ``Confessions,'' Usher.

R&B/SOUL ALBUM GROUP, BAND OR DUO: ``Destiny Fulfilled,'' Destiny's Child.

R&B/SOUL OR RAP NEW ARTIST: ``Goodies,'' Ciara.

R&B/SOUL OR RAP MUSIC VIDEO: ``99 Problems,'' Jay-Z.

R&B/SOUL OR RAP DANCE CUT: ``Yeah!,'' Usher, featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon.

GOSPEL ALBUM: ``Live from Another Level,'' Israel & New Breed.