Ghanaian singer Ruby Amanfu scores 2019 Soul Train Music Awards nomination

Ruby Amanfu, a U.S. Based Ghanaian Singer and Songwriter has scored a 2019 Soul Train Music Awards nomination. The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award nomination is for her work...

Ruby Amanfu, a U.S. Based Ghanaian Singer and Songwriter has scored a 2019 Soul Train Music Awards nomination.

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award nomination is for her work as part of the team that wrote ‘Hard Place’ by American Singer and Grammy winner, H.E.R. off the ‘I Used To Know Her’ project.

Amanfu provided backing vocals on Beyonce’s ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself‘ track on the Grammy-nominated album, Lemonade.

A joint project with colleague, Sam Brooker gained a #1 Album of the Year nod by the Associated Press, and a Grammy recognition.

She has also collaborated with artistes including Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Norah Jones, and Patti LaBelle.

Amanfu is also an elected Grammy Board Governor.

Other nominees in the category includes Beyonce, WizKid, Drake, Jay Z and Chris Brown.

The Soul Train Music Awards honours the best in black music and entertainment.

Full list of nominations below. 

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

BROWN SKIN GIRL – WRITTEN BY: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, CARLOS ST. JOHN, ADIO MARCHANT, SHAWN CARTER, STACY BARTHE, ANATHI MNYANGO, MICHAEL UZOWURU, AYODEJI BALOGUN, RICHARD ISONG (BEYONCÉ FEAT. SAINT JHN, WIZKID & BLUE IVY CARTER)

HARD PLACE – WRITTEN BY: H.E.R., DAVID HARRIS, SAM ASHWORTH & RUBY AMANFU (H.E.R.)

JUICE – WRITTEN BY: THERON THOMAS, SAM SUMSER, SEAN SMALL, ERIC FREDERIC & MELISSA JEFFERSON (LIZZO)

MAKE IT BETTER – WRITTEN BY: BRANDON ANDERSON, WILLIAM SMOKEY ROBINSON, ALAINA CHENEVERT, MIGUEL ATWOOD FERGUSON , DANIEL MANMAN FARID NASSAR (ANDERSON .PAAK  FEAT. SMOKEY ROBINSON)

NO GUIDANCE – WRITTEN BY: CHRISTOPHER BROWN, AUBREY GRAHAM, ANDERSON HERNANDEZ, JOSHA LEWIS, MICHEE LEBRUN, NIJA CHARLES, TEDDY WALTON, NOAH SHEBIB & TYLER BRYANT (CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE)

TALK – WRITTEN BY: HOWARD LAWRENCE, GUY LAWRENCE & KHALID ROBINSON (KHALID)

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

LUCKY DAYE

MAHALIA

NICOLE BUS

PINK SWEAT$

SUMMER WALKER

YK OSIRIS

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

CIARA

DANIEL CAESAR

FANTASIA

INDIA.ARIE

KELLY ROWLAND

TREVOR JACKSON

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS

DONALD LAWRENCE

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

TASHA COBBS LEONARD

TORI KELLY

RHYTHM & BARS (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

21 SAVAGE FEAT. J. COLE                                                      A LOT

CARDI B                                                                                     MONEY

DABABY                                                                         SUGE

J. COLE                                                                                      MIDDLE CHILD

MEEK MILL FEAT. DRAKE                                                          GOING BAD

MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. DABABY                                  CASH SHIT

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

ARI LENNOX

BEYONCÉ

H.E.R.

LIZZO

MARY J. BLIGE

SUMMER WALKER

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

ANDERSON .PAAK

BRUNO MARS

CHRIS BROWN

DANIEL CAESAR

KHALID

TANK

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

ARI LENNOX                                                                              SHEA BUTTER BABY

CHRIS BROWN                                                                          INDIGO

ELLA MAI                                                                                   ELLA MAI

H.E.R.                                                                                         I USED TO KNOW HER

KHALID                                                                                      FREE SPIRIT

LIZZO                                                                                          CUZ I LOVE YOU

SONG OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ                                                                                        BEFORE I LET GO

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                      NO GUIDANCE

ELLA MAI                                                                                        SHOT CLOCK

KHALID                                                                                            TALK

LIZZO                                                                                                JUICE

SUMMER WALKER FEAT. DRAKE                                            GIRLS NEED LOVE (REMIX)

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

BEYONCÉ                                                                                  SPIRIT

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                    NO GUIDANCE

DANILEIGH FEAT. CHRIS BROWN                                            EASY (REMIX)

LIZZO                                                                                   JUICE

NORMANI                                                                             MOTIVATION

TEYANA TAYLOR                                                                    WTP

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ALICIA KEYS                                                                                     RAISE A MAN

BEYONCÉ                                                                                          SPIRIT

CHILDISH GAMBINO                                                                      FEELS LIKE SUMMER

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                        NO GUIDANCE

KHALID                                                                                              BETTER

LIZZO                                                                                                  JUICE

BEST COLLABORATION

ARI LENNOX FEAT. J COLE                                                       SHEA BUTTER BABY

BEYONCÉ FEAT. SAINT JHN, WIZKID & BLUE IVY CARTER      BROWN SKIN GIRL

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS                                                        PLEASE ME

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                    NO GUIDANCE

PJ MORTON & JOJO                                                               SAY SO

TY DOLLA $IGN FEAT. J. COLE                                                 PURPLE EMOJI

SOURCE: livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM/

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