Floetry tops Lady of Soul noms

Duo most harmonic with four; trio of singers tied with 3

A correction was made to this article on July 20, 2003.

See nomineesHeather Headley, Vivian Green and Floetry were among the most honored as nominations for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards were announced today, with all three getting mentions for single, album, and new artist.

Kudofest, which honors R&B, soul, rap and gospel female artists, announced nominees in nine categories.

R&B/soul album of the year noms for a solo performer went to Green for “Love Story,” Headley for “This Is Who I Am,” Whitney Houston’s “Just Whitney” and Indie.Arie for “Voyage to India.” Nominations in the same category for a group, band or duo were given to Floetry’s “Floetic,” 702 for “Star,” TLC’s “3D,” and The Jazzyfatnastees for “The Tortoise & the Hare.”

R&B/soul or rap song of the year nominees are Erykah Badu featuring Common for “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop),” Floetry’s “Floetic,” Brandy’s “Full Moon” and Missy Elliott for “Work It.”

Soul/rap duo Floetry brought in the most noms with four, followed by Badu, Green and Headley, tied at three.

Winners will be announced Aug. 23 in a ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Center that will be aired in syndication. Hosts of the kudofest will be Headley, Aisha Tyler, Arsenio Hall and Tyrese.

And the nominees are . . .

R&B/Soul Single, Solo
“Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) – Erykah Badu Featuring Common
“Emotional Rollercoaster” – Vivian Green
“He Is” – Heather Headley
“So Gone” – Monica

R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo
“I Do (Wanna Get Close To You) – – 3LW
“I Still Love You” – 702
“Say Yes” – Floetry
“Girl Talk” – TLC

R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Solo
“Love Story” – Vivian Green
“This Is Who I Am” – Heather Headley
“Just Whitney …” – Whitney Houston
“Voyage To India” – India.Arie

R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Group, Band or Duo
“Star” – 702
“Floetic” – Floetry
“3D” – TLC
“The Tortoise & The Hare” – The Jazzyfatnastees

R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year
“Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) – Erykah Badu Featuring Common –
“Full Moon” – Brandy
“Work It” – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
“Floetic” – Floetry

R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Solo
“Emotional Rollercoaster” – – – Vivian Green
“He Is” – – – – – – Heather Headley
“Nothin’s Free” – – – – Oobie Featuring Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
“Angel” – Amanda Perez

R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Group, Band or Duo
“Say Yes” – Floetry
“How It’s Gonna Be” – Lovher
“Virginity” – TG4

R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
“Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) – Erykah Badu Featuring Common
“Work It” – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
“The Jump Off” by Lil’ Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks
“Feelin’ You (Part II)” – Solange Featuring N.O.R.E.

Gospel Album
“Dorinda Clark-Cole” – Dorinda Clark-Cole
“Incredible” – Mary Mary
“Churchin’ With Dottie” – Dottie Peoples
“Determined” – Angela Spivey

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