Beyonce rides Soul Train

Singer tops with four nods, Vandross follows with three

Beyonce Knowles topped the the Soul Train Music Awards nomination list with four. Noms for the 18th annual soul-themed kudofest were announced Thursday.

Knowles drew nominations in the R&B/soul single, female; R&B/soul album, female; R&B/soul or rap album of the year; and the Michael Jackson Award for R&B/soul or rap musicvideo categories.

Fellow Grammy award winner Luther Vandross received three noms, for R&B/soul single, male; R&B/soul album, male; and R&B/soul or rap album of the year.

Grammy winning duo OutKast garnered two nominations, for R&B/soul or rap album of the year and the Michael Jackson Award for R&B/soul or rap musicvideo.

Erykah Badu, B2K, Anthony Hamilton, the Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley and R. Kelly also earned two noms each.

Soul Train kudos include R&B/soul or rap new artist; R&B/soul album group, band or duo; and R&B/soul album, male and female, respectively.

Kudos will be broadcast live in national syndication March 20 from the Intl. Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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