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Hosted by Anthony Anderson, Soul Train Awards 2013 Will Tape November 8th, 2013 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

[Media Update] NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CENTRIC, a BET Network, today revealed that Jennifer Hudson , Tamar Braxton , Smokey Robinson , K. Michelle, Ron Isley , Wale, Eric Benet , Candice Glover , Kem, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone will be hitting the stage as performers for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013. This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90’s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black cinema and music. Charged with keeping the party going throughout the night are Grammy Award winning producers 1500 or Nothin’ and legendary keyboardist Greg Phillinganes who have both been tapped as music directors for the show. As previously announced, comedian and actor Anthony Anderson will host the event in Las Vegas on November 8th, which will air on CENTRIC and BET, December 1, 2013 at 8PM ET/PT.

We are gearing up for a big show this year, and the performers set to take the stage are just the beginning of what’s to come. I hope everyone is ready because Centric is bringing the party to Las Vegas come November 8th,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “We are forever grateful for the involvement of so many amazing performers and their loyalty to the Soul Train and Centric brands. Music is the core of Centric’s DNA and our diverse roster of new talent and legendary artists display our continued commitment to providing quality programming for soul music lovers.”

For the first time, SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013 will be held at the Orleans Arena, one of the nation’s leading mid-size arenas. Also marking a first for the award show is the addition of a second stage, which will feature a rotating mix of celebrity DJs. Hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with six nominations across multiple categories, including: Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Tied with five nominations each are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke,Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013 is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by Centric TV and Sunseeker Media. Executive producers of the network telecast are as follows: Paxton Baker, Tami Arasli, Derek Lewis from Centric; Bart Phillips from Sunseeker Media and Kenard Gibbs from Soul Train Holdings. This year’s motto is We Got Soul.

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Karyn White “Carpe Diem”

R&B Songstress and Grammy Award nominee Karyn White, returns to the musical stage after 14 years of spreading her wings in other business ventures, successfully raising a child and seeing them enter the college ranks. Her new album “Carpe Diem” signals the return of one the most dynamic r&b voices of the genre.

Who is Karyn White?
Singer/songwriter, Karyn White secured her place in music history with the hit, “Superwoman,” which sold over a million units and was named Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989, according to the press release for the new album. White also received multiple nominations for Grammy and Soul Train Music Awards, as well as an NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist in 1989.

Karyn White’s new motto, “Carpe Diem”
Seizing the day is the order of business for this superwoman! No longer watching from the sidelines, Karyn White is taking her rightful place once again as leader and innovator of the music industry.

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Hear my full exclusive audio interview with Karyn White on The Hype Magazine website