2022 Soul Train Awards Airdate moved up a day

A little more than two weeks before the scheduled air date, BET announced a new air date for Soul Train Awards 2022. The show, originally scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Nov. 27, will instead premiere on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 ET/PT on BET, BET HERE, Logo, MTV2 and VH1.

The show is pre-recorded, so no performers, presenters or honorees had to adjust their schedules. Show tape Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Comedian and actor Deon Cole will host the show. J. Valentine joins previously announced Ari Lennox, Chanté Moore, Muni Long, Sir, Tank and BET Amplified performers Coco Jones and Q as performers. Speakers include JB Smoove, Lucky Daye, Queen Naija and actors Mark Tallman & Michelle Mitchenor.

Long will also be mixing harmonies for this year’s Soul Cypher with Alex Vaughn, Durand Bernarr and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Long is considered a likely Grammy nominee for Best New Artist. The 65th annual Grammy nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The soul train Prices Red Carpet Special pre-show airs at 7 PM ET/PT with hosts Tank, Letoya Luckett and Novi Brown (Tyler Perry’s Sistas).

As previously announced, funk band Morris day & The time will receive the Legend Award. All female group Xscape will receive the Lady of Soul honor. DJ and music producer D-Nice will take command of the turntables.

Connie Orlando, evp, specials, music programming and music strategy will oversee the annual show and executive produce for BET with Jamal Noisette, vp, specials & music programming. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will also serve as an executive producer alongside Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan-Clay and Dionne Harmon.

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