Chris Brown, H.E.R., and Monica are the biggest winners at the 2020 Soul Train Awards

Chris Brown led the pack at the 2020 Soul Train Awards that aired Sunday night, earning four awards -- including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist.

Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell returned to host this year's virtual ceremony for a third year, announcing a stellar line-up of special performances, unforgettable moments and special appearances from some of today's hottest artists and entertainers.

H.E.R. followed with two wins, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, which she dedicated to the legacy and history of R&B and soul music.

Brandy kicked off the night with a performance of b7 singles, "Say Something" and "Borderline," after winning  the Soul Train Certified Award.

Her "Boy is Mine" collaborator Monica was honored with the sixth annual Lady of Soul Award and performed a medley of her hits including her 1995 debut single, "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Them Days)," and her latest single, "Trenches."

Monica was honored for her outstanding career achievements, which include selling 25 million records and releasing two back-to-back top 10's on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart for her 1995 debut, Miss Thang, and 1998's The Boy Is Mine.

After thanking her three children, her family and the "record labels that have had a part in [her] career," Monica dedicated the award to her late uncle who passed earlier this year.

"I want to say to every family that's suffering right now, I feel you because I accept this award and I dedicate it to my uncle," says Monica during her acceptance speech. "He's not here physically but he's here in spirit...Uncle Larry, I'm at the Soul Train."

Another highlight was Jazmine Sullivan's vocally challenging performance of her singles, "Lost One" and "Pick Up Your Feelings." Sullivan channeled 1960's Diana Ross, wearing a white dress, fluttering lashes, and pink-nude lipstick.

The Soul Cypher was filled with a number of legendary artists including Chanté Moore, "I Love Your Smile" singer ShaniceMint Condition frontman Stokely and Grammy-winning musician and singer PJ Morton. 

After his duet performance with Smokey Robinson, the legendary Charlie Wilson paid homage to the late gospel singer Rance Allen, who passed away in October.

Other performances of the evening included Ella Mai, CeeLo Green, Snoah Aalegra, and another duet performance with Lucky Daye and Babyface.

Here's the full list of winners:

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD
Brandy

BEST NEW ARTIST
Snoh Aalegra

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
H.E.R.

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown

RHYTHM & BARS 
Megan Thee Stallion - "Savage"

SONG OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown & Young Thug - "Go Crazy"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Summer Walker - Over It

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown & Young Thug - "Go Crazy"

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Chris Brown & Young Thug - "Go Crazy"

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid - "Brown Skin Girl"

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER'S AWARD
H.E.R. - "I Can't Breathe"

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD 
Kirk Franklin

By Rachel George
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