Beyoncé‘s The Lion King : The gift album has landed a number of nominations within the subcategories of BET‘s prestigious Soul Train Awards.
“Spirit” has been nominated for both “Best Dance Performance” and “Video of the Year” while “Brown Skin Girl”, which featured Blue Ivy, Wizkid and Saint Jhn has been nominated for “Best Collaboration” and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
The latter is where two two African stars are up for nominations because of their contributions as composers.
It is unsurprising that “Brown Skin Girl” has been nominated for multiple categories within the Soul Train Award.
THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Brown Skin Girl” – Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)
“Hard Place” – Written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth, Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)
“Juice” – Written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)
“Make It Better” – Written by Brandon Anderson, William “Smokey” Robinson, Alana Chenevert, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Daniel Maman, Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak featuring Smokey Robinson)
“No Guidance” – Written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Joshua “J-Louis” Huizar, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib, Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown featuring Drake)
“Talk” – Written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence, Khalid Robinson (Khalid)
Ari Lennox – “Shea Butter Baby” featuring J. Cole
Beyoncé – “Brown Skin Girl” featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake
PJ Morton – “Say So” featuring JoJo
Ty Dolla $ign – “Purple Emoji” featuring J. Cole
The hit track, which swiftly took the world by storm when it dropped, has since become an uplifting anthem for Black girls everywhere. It prompted excited reactions in the form of the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge where the likes of Lupita Nyong’o (who Beyoncé name drops in the song) participated.
The track also inspired a number of cover versions including that of Ghanaian-British rapper Stormzy and Nigerian artist Simi.
The Soul Train Awards will take place on November 17th in Las Vegas.