SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the Seventh Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.
Several entertainers at Tuesday night's ceremony dedicated their performances and awards to up-and-coming singer Aaliyah, who was killed with eight others in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Saturday.
"I know, with her talent, she would've gotten this award too," Patti LaBelle said as she dedicated her Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement to the young star's memory.
Aaliyah, 22, was nominated for rhythm and blues, soul or rap song of the year but lost to Yolanda Adams.
Co-hosts for the awards program were Luther Vandross, Leeza Gibbons, Eve and Shemar Moore. The program, taped at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, was to be broadcast Saturday.
Scott's "A Long Walk," won two solo artist awards: R&B/soul single and R&B/soul or rap new artist.
The other winners were:
R&B/soul single, for group, band or duo: "Survivor," by Destiny's Child.
R&B/soul album of the year, solo artist: Mama's Gun, by Erykah Badu.
R&B/soul album of the year, for group, band or duo: 3LW, by 3LW.
R&B/soul or rap song of year: "Open My Heart," by Yolanda Adams.
R&B/soul or rap new artist, for group, band or duo: "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)," by 3LW.
R&B/soul or rap music video: "Get Ur Freak On," by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott.
Gospel album: Thankful, by Mary Mary.
Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement: Patti LaBelle.