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Peace, Love and Soul at the 2009 Soul Train Awards

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Nov 30th 2009 8:00AM
2009 Soul Train AwardsThe 2009 Soul Train Awards were full of surprises -- of the smooching variety, that is.

The show began with Trey Songz and Toni Braxton puckering up during their performance of 'Yesterday.' Co-hosts Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson then celebrated their 'Hustle & Flow' reunion with some major (faux?) spit-swapping.

Not that it was necessary for Taraji to wow the audience. She did a dead-on impression of Diana Ross in a Motown tribute and she and Terrence impressed with their singing abilities.2009 Soul Train AwardsThe 2009 Soul Train Awards were full of surprises -- of the smooching variety, that is.

The show began with Trey Songz and Toni Braxton puckering up during their performance of 'Yesterday.' Co-hosts Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson then celebrated their 'Hustle & Flow' reunion with some major (faux?) spit-swapping.

Not that it was necessary for Taraji to wow the audience. She did a dead-on impression of Diana Ross in a Motown tribute, and she and Terrence impressed with their singing abilities.

Keri Hilson displayed her Crackberry addiction by bringing her pink bedazzled smartphone with her not once, but twice, to read her list of thanks while accepting awards.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta presented an awards together, mostly without bickering. NeNe Leakes managed to throw in a rehearsed "I can't believe you'd say that!" to Kim Zolciak's "Don't be tardy for the party" remark.

The show's gags, involving a joke with MC Hammer about his Cash 4 Gold program, were well-played by the excellent co-hosts, and the production on the performances seemed much better than the VH1 Hip Hop Honors or the BET Hip Hop Awards.

The show also marked its first appearance since 2007. Last year's ceremony was canceled, due to the writers' strike.

Among the winners were Beyonce (Song of the Year; Best R&B/Soul Female Artist), Keri Hilson (Best New Artist) and the late Michael Jackson, who was named Entertainer of the Year.

For more on the 2009 Soul Train Awards, visit BlackVoices.com.

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