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Last night, several R&B faves appeared on this year’s Soul Train Awards.

Notably absent, however, was the night’s biggest winner, Bruno Mars. The pop superstar received awards for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Dance Performance. And SZA, the super-talented artist who is commanding wide attention, won Best New Artist and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

Erykah Badu, R&B/Soul royalty and the award’s host for the year, stole the show, once again. The evening included third annual Lady of Soul honorees SWV, who were honored by singers, Ro James, Jessie J. and Luke James. The ’90s trio also took the stage to perform their hits, “I’m So Into You,” and “Weak.”

Check out the full list of winners and a gallery of the night’s biggest stars below.

Best New Artist


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Soul Train Certified Award

Bell Biv Devoe and Ledisi

Video of the Year

Bruno Mars- “24K Magic”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award


Album/Mixtape of the Year

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Song of the Year

Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Cranes in the Sky” – Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (performed by Solange)

Best Dance Performance

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

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