Ashanti is this year's 'Lady Of Soul' at the 2021 Soul Train Awards

As she should be
Ashanti
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Who, what, where, when, and why.

Who: Ashanti. What: honored with the Lady of Soul Award. Where: the 2021 Soul Train Awards. When: Sunday November 28. Why: do you really even need to ask? — No, but we’ll tell you anyway.

With two decades of work, five albums — including her successful self-titled debut album, which entered her name into the Guinness Book of World Records for breakthrough first-week sales of 503,000 units, Ashanti’s has been a premier source of contemporary R&B and even without the title an exemplary lady of soul.

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And the lady didn’t stop there. Ashanti’s success over the years goes beyond music, taking an affinity for acting, starring in both movies and television series including; John Tucker Must Die, Army Wives, with her latest role as Fancy G in the live-action film Honey Girls.

Sharing what it means to be considered for this prestigious accolade in a press statement, Ashanti said, “I’m honored to be recognized as this year’s ‘Lady of Soul’ honoree. This is a full circle moment for me because I received the ‘Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of 'Soul Train,' I’m proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate.”

Aside from Ashanti, other award nominees include H.E.R, who leads in nominations with eight nods, and Jazmine Sullivan — both of whom will be battling it out for Song, Album and Video of the Year. And the event will once again be co-hosted by bestie duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold.

So with everything we just told you, go ahead and set you calendar reminder now — don’t worry, we’ll wait. Cause you for sure wont want to miss a thing come 8PM EST, Sunday November 28 on BET.

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