The Fourth Annual Soul Train Music Awards (1990)

From an old VHS tape. Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights.

The 1990 Soul Train Music Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and aired live in select cities on March 14, 1990 (and was later syndicated in other areas), honoring the best in R&B, soul, rap, jazz, and gospel music from the previous year. The show was hosted by Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick.


Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album – Male
Babyface – Tender Lover
Bobby Brown – Dance!…Ya Know It!
Quincy Jones – Back on the Block
Luther Vandross – The Best of Luther Vandross… The Best of Love

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album – Female
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814
Regina Belle – Stay with Me
Stacy Lattisaw – What You Need
Stephanie Mills – Home

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album – Group, Band, or Duo
Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. One
Heavy D and the Boyz – Big Tyme
Maze and Frankie Beverly – Silky Soul
Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Single – Male
Luther Vandross – “Here and Now”
Babyface – “It’s No Crime”
Bobby Brown – “Every Little Step”
Eric Gable – “Remember (The First Time)”

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Single – Female Edit
Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much
Regina Belle – “Baby Come to Me”
Vesta – “Congratulations”
Karyn White – “Secret Rendezvous”
Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Single – Group, Band, or Duo Edit
Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Guy – “I Like”
Surface – “Shower Me with Your Love”
Sweet Obsession – “Cash”

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Song of the Year Edit
Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Bobby Brown – “Every Little Step”
Luther Vandross – “Here and Now”

Best Music Video Edit
Janet Jackson – “Rhythm Nation”
Eric Gable – “Remember (The First Time)”
Quincy Jones – “I’ll Be Good to You”
Prince – “Batdance”

Best R&B/Urban Contemporary New Artist E
David Peaston
Eric Gable
Soul II Soul
Young MC

Best Rap Album
Heavy D and the Boyz – Big Tyme
Big Daddy Kane – It’s a Big Daddy Thing
De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
Young MC – Stone Cold Rhymin’

Best Jazz Album
Quincy Jones – Back on the Block
Alex Bugnon – Love Seasons
Kenny G – Kenny G Live
Joe Sample – Spellbound

Best Gospel Album
BeBe & CeCe Winans – Heaven
Al Green – I Get Joy
Mississippi Mass Choir – Mississippi Mass Choir Live
The Winans – Live at Carnegie Hall


Regina Belle – “Baby Come to Me”
Big Daddy Kane – “I Get the Job Done”
Bobby Brown – “On Our Own”
Milli Vanilli – “Blame It on the Rain”
Quincy Jones Tribute:
Dionne Warwick
Luther Vandross – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
Patti LaBelle – “Just Once”
Tevin Campbell – “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)”
Soul II Soul – “Back to Life” / “Jazzie’s Groove”
Jody Watley – “Everything”
The Winans and Teddy Riley – “It’s Time”

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