Xscape to Obtain Girl of Soul Honor at 2022 Soul Prepare Awards – Billboard


Xscape is ready to obtain the Girl of Soul honor on the 2022 Soul Prepare Awards. The Georgia quartet is simply the second group to obtain the honour, following SWV in 2017. These two teams squared off in one of many most-viewed Verzuz specials so far.

Hosted by actor, comic and author Deon Cole, the 2022 Soul Prepare Awards premieres Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

The foursome — “Kandi” Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott – amassed six prime 10 hits on the Billboard Scorching 100 within the Nineteen Nineties, topped by “Simply Kickin’ It,” which reached No. 2 in 1993. Their different prime 10 jams have been “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To?,” “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” “My Little Secret” and MC Lyte’s “Hold On, Keepin’ On,” on which they have been featured.  

The group had three consecutive platinum albums — Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. In addition they appeared on the soundtracks of The Masks, Huge Momma’s Home, Hardball, Love Jones, and Soul Meals. Their music has been sampled by the likes of 21 Savage, Summer time Walker, Anderson .Paak, The Recreation and Trey Songz.

After launching solo careers, Xscape returned on The Nice Xscape Tour in 2017. In addition they starred within the BRAVO sequence Xscape Nonetheless Kickin’ It and appeared on Mary J. Blige’s inaugural Power of a Girl Competition.

“Xscape is without doubt one of the most notable R&B supergroups of all time,” Connie Orlando, EVP specials, music programming & music technique, mentioned in an announcement. “Their highly effective vocal harmonies laid the muse for ‘90s R&B and a few of at this time’s chart-topping hits. Their sound is undeniably distinctive and masterful. We sit up for honoring these multi-talented artists collectively on R&B’s largest stage, Soul Prepare Awards.”

“Given how necessary Soul Prepare is to all of us, we’re so grateful to be honored with the ‘Girl of Soul’ Award this yr,” the members of Xscape mentioned in an announcement. “It’s going to be a tremendous evening, and we will’t wait to see you all there.”

BET Soul will dedicate a full hour to Xscape music movies on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

The opposite recipients of the Girl of Soul award because it was launched in 2015, apart from SWV and Xscape, have been solo personalities – Jill Scott, Brandy, Religion Evans, Yolanda Adams, Monica and final yr’s recipient, Ashanti.

Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead the 2022 Soul Prepare Awards nominations with seven nods every. Ari Lennox follows with six nods. Lizzo and Chris Brown are tied at 5 nods every, adopted by Burna Boy, Muni Lengthy and Steve Lacy with 4 nods. Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, PJ Morton and Tems every garnered three nominations. 

Orlando will oversee the annual present and govt produce for BET with Jamal Noisette, the community’s VP, specials & music programming. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Leisure, may even function govt producer, together with Jeannae Rouzan-Clay and Dionne Harmon, two of the highest executives in that firm.

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