Rihanna & Chris Brown Compete for 2011 Soul Train Awards

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The 2011 Soul Train Awards finds former flames Rihanna and Chris Brown competing for a trophy in the same category. The exes, whose breakup was made public after a physical altercation between the two erupted, are both nominated for Best Dance Performance for their respective hits ‘Only Girl in the World’/’What’s My Name’ and ‘She Ain’t You.’

Virgina native CB earned the most nods throughout the 11 categories. With a total of five nominations, Brown also sees himself up for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

Former Destiny’s Child frontwoman and ‘4’ creator Beyonce comes right behind Breezy with four nominations in categories for Best Female R&B/Soul Artist, Best Dance Performance, Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award) and Album of the Year.

Hosted by Cedric “The Entertainer,” this year’s show will also feature performances from R&B veteran Keith Sweat, crooners Robin Thicke, Lloyd and Miguel, and songstresses Jill Scott and Melanie Fiona, among others.

The 2011 Soul Train Awards tape in Atlanta on Nov. 17 and will premiere on CENTRIC and BET Nov. 27.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2011 Soul Train Awards below.

Best New Artist
Bruno Mars
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel
Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
Trey Songz
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
R. Kelly
Eric Benet
Miguel

Centric Award
Ledisi
Raphael Saddiq
Bilal
Anthony David
Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance
‘Bend Over’ – Machel Montano
‘Man Down’ – Rihanna
‘Delilah’ – Movado
‘Wotless’ – Kes The Band
‘Summertime’ – Vybz Kartel

Best Gospel Performance
‘I Smile’ – Kirk Franklin
‘Walking’ – Mary Mary
‘Heaven Hear My Heart’ – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
‘I Believe’ – James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore
‘More’ – Cece Winans

Album of the Year
‘Passion Pain & Pleasure’ – Trey Songz
’21’ – Adele
‘F.A.M.E.’ – Chris Brown
‘Light of the Sun’ – Jill Scott
‘4’ – Beyoncé
‘Watch the Throne’ – Jay Z & Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
‘Moment for Life’ – Nicki Minaj
‘All of the Lights’ – Kanye West
‘Look at Me Now’ – Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne)
‘Out of My Head’ – Lupe Fiasco
‘Otis’ – Jay Z & Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist
Kelly Rowland
Beyonce
Marsha Ambrosius
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year
‘So In Love’ – Jill Scott featuring Anthony Hamilton
‘Motivation’ – Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne
‘Sure Thing’ – Miguel
‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Adele
‘She Ain’t You’ – Chris Brown
‘All of the Lights’ – Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award)
‘Rolling in the Deep’ – Adele
‘Far Away’ – Marsha Ambrosius
‘Best Thing I Never Had’ – Beyonce
‘Good Man’ – Raphael Saddiq
‘Hold My Hand’ (duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance
‘Motivation’ – Kelly Rowland
‘Only Girl in the World’/’What’s My Name’ – Rihanna
‘Run the World (Girls)’ – Beyonce
‘She Ain’t You’ – Chris Brown
‘Walking’ – Mary Mary
‘Pretty Girl Rock’ – Keri Hilson

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