Jay-Z won the Michael Jackson Award for Best Soul/Rap Video for "Show Me What You Got” at the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The Isley Brothers won best album by a group for Baby Makin’ Music and Ronald Isley, currently waiting to begin a 37-month prison sentence for tax evasion, performed an ode to the late great James Brown.
Jennifer Hudson, who last month won a best supporting actress Oscar for the movie musical "Dreamgirls," was given the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Top honors went to Mary J Blige and Jamie Foxx. Blige clinched the award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female for The Breakthrough, while Foxx picked up the male award for his album, Unpredictable.
But, neither Mary nor Jamie turned up to collect their awards at the ceremony. In fact, many of the winners in the competitive categories did not show up at the awards, including Beyonce, John Legend and Gnarls Barkley.
Below is a complete list of Soul Train Award winners:
Best R&B soul or rap dance cut: "Chicken Noodle Soup," Webstar & Young B Featuring the Voice of
Best R&B soul single, group, band or duo: "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley.
Best R&B soul single, male: "Save Room," John Legend.
Best R&B soul single, female: "Irreplaceable," Beyonce.
Best R&B soul album, male: "Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx.
Best R&B soul album, female: "The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige.
Best R&B soul album, group, band or duo: "Baby Makin’ Music," The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley.
Best R&B soul or rap new artist: Ne-Yo, "Sexy Love."
Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B soul or rap video: "Show Me What You Got," Jay-Z.
Best Gospel Album: "Sounds from the Storm, Volume 1," Kirk
2007 Stevie Wonder Award for Outstanding Achievements in Song Writing: Kenneth "Babyface"
2007 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year: Jennifer Hudson.