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Shows: Singing Sonic, Maxwell, Ashanti, Ari Lennox for Performances (EXCLUSIVE): A set of Soul Train Awards Set Silk, Sonic and Max Well, Axanti and Ari Lennox

Shows: Singing Sonic, Maxwell, Ashanti, Ari Lennox for Performances (EXCLUSIVE): A set of Soul Train Awards Set Silk, Sonic and Max Well, Axanti and Ari Lennox

The lineup of performers for the Soul Train Awards telecast Thanksgiving weekend will be announced. The slate includes recent chart mainstays like Silk Sonic, Ari Lennox, Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye, as well as two artists getting lifetime achievement awards at the ceremony, Maxwell and Ashanti.

The freestyling event, called Soul Cypher will take off from the late Aaliyahs 20-year-old hit Rock the Boat in the show.

The show will air on the new year's 21st, 21nd, 22nd and 22rd of Nov. 28 in New York at 8 p.m ET/PT and will broadcast for the first time from the world-famous Apollo Theatre. Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold have been announced to return as co-hosts.

The presenters are the top nominee H.E.R. and Tristan Mack Wilds, and the cast of the BET show Games People Play and Sacrifice.

The show has six nods, followed by Awdos with four and Yung Bleu with three.

Maxwell will receive the Legend award at the ceremony, and Ashanti will pick up the honor for the "Lady of Soul.

As a result of the Soul Train Awards, Silk Sonic will be renowned and highly praised for its debut album, An Evening With Silk finally reached digital services and retailers this weekend, making good on the promise laid when the single Leave the Door Open came out in March and became one of 2021s biggest hits.