Wizkid has been nominated at the 2019 edition of the Soul Train Music Awards, which take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on 17 November.
The Nigerian superstar is nominated alongside Beyoncé and Saint Jhn for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ (featuring Blue Ivy Carter) in the Best Collaboration Performance and Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s categories.
The nominations come after the Afropop singer sold out the Starboy Fest event at the O2 arena in London more than a week ago, a feat he has achieved on two separate occasions.
This is not the first time Wizkid has been nominated at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 2017, he received a nod in the Best Dance Performance category for his song ‘Come Closer’ featuring Drake. Wizkid lost out to Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ that year and will hope that his luck turns for the better this time around, especially since he and Bruno Mars find themselves competing against each other yet again.
In the Best Collaboration Performance category, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ will fight it out against ‘Shea Butter Baby’ (Ari Lennox and J. Cole), ‘Please Me’ (Cardi B and Bruno Mars), ‘No Guidance’ (Chris Brown featuring Drake), ‘Say So’ (PJ Morton featuring JoJo) and ‘Purple Emoji’ (Ty Dolla $ign featuring J. Cole).
In the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s category, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ comes up against ‘Hard Place’ (H.E.R), ‘Juice’ (Lizzo), ‘Make it Better’ (Anderson .Paak), ‘No Guidance’ (Chris Brown) and ‘Talk’ (Khalid).
South Africa’s Anatii has also received an Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s nomination for ‘Brown Skin Girl’, on which he is credited as a primary songwriter.
This year’s Soul Train Music Awards will be hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold for a second year running.
Meanwhile, Chris Brown is this year’s biggest nominee with his name appearing in eight categories, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year and Album/Mixtape of the Year. Beyoncé and Lizzo received six nominations each.