R&B star Chris Brown will lead the way at the 2011 Soul Train Awards after receiving five nominations.
The singer is poised to dominate the prizegiving after being nominated for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Performance.
Beyonce and Kanye West will also be big competitors with four nominations apiece, while Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Adele and Kelly Rowland each have three.
Funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and soul icon Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards at the Atlanta, Georgia event, which will be hosted by funnyman Cedric the Entertainer.
Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, Robin Thicke and BeBe Winans are scheduled to perform at the taping on 17 November (11). The broadcast will be aired on U.S. network Bet on 27 November (11).