Mary J. Blige
and Jamie Foxx
clinched the big prizes at the Soul Train
Music Awards, both taking home Best Album awards. Foxx was lauded for Unpredictable
, while The Breakthrough
earned Blige Best Female Album. It was an emotional night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, California, for former TV talent show contestant Jennifer Hudson
too - she was overwhelmed to receive the Sammy Davis Jr.
Award for Entertainer of the Year.
star, who also performed at the ceremony, said, "I just can't believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. award. I'm standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of American Idol
." Other big winners included John Legend
, who won Best Male Single for Save Room
, and duo Gnarls Barkley
, who picked up the same accolade in the group category for international smash hit Crazy
won the Michael Jackson
award for Best Soul Or Rap Video for Show Me What You Got
and The Isley Brothers
Featuring Ronald Isley
won Best Album for a group, band or duo for Baby Makin' Music
. Meanwhile, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
was presented the Stevie Wonder
Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Song Writing. The Soul Train Music Awards celebrate artists in R&B, hip-hop and gospel music.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)