Soul Train Awards: Song of the Year

The Soul Train awards, one can probably perceive, are all about ~Soul~. This week the nominees were announced for the awards which are set to take place on November 17th with Chris Brown and Beyonce leading with 5 and 4 nominations respectively.

Since the keyword at this award show is soul, the categories range from Best Male (and Female) R&B/Soul Artist, to Best New Artist, to Traditional Jazz record - yep, Jazz! Our specialty at MetroLyrics is, of course, song lyrics, so we decided to take a look at the Song of the Year category with a little help from our friends at

The Nominees:

Song of the Year


"Motivation" - Kelly Rowland feat. Lil' Wayne
"Sure Thing"- Miguel
"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
"She Ain't You" - Chris Brown
"All of the Lights" - Kanye West
"So In Love" - Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton

So, if you remember our last prediction post about the American Music Awards, we used our database to find out which artist had the most views on their lyrics. Much like us, Trends used their database to look at the most scrobbled songs from the Soul Train Song of the Year nominees.

They found that the two songs with the highest numbers are Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" with 452,938 listeners and Kanye West's "All Of The Lights" with 306,663. Looking at our database, we see that Rolling In The Deep and All Of The Lights are indeed among the artists' top searched lyrics:

But Kanye's nominated song is all the way down at #9 most popular whereas Rolling In The Deep is Adele's #2 most popular song! We think that, as all awards shows this year have proven, Adele is set to take this category. But you never know, sometimes there's a wildcard!

What are your Soul Train predictions? Don't forget to check out Last.Fm Trends' analysis of the Song of the Year Soul Train Awards category to decide for yourself!