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Usher rides on Soul Train

Crooner scored best male soul single, album at kudocast

Usher took home the most awards at the 19th annual Soul Train Music Awards.

Singer nabbed the R&B/soul single, male (“Confessions Part II”) and R&B/soul album, male (“Confessions”) as well as R&B/soul or rap dance cut for “Yeah!,” featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon.

Alicia Keys also nabbed kudos for R&B/soul single, female (“If I Ain’t Got You”) and R&B/soul album, female (“The Diary of Alicia Keys”).

Keys and Usher shared the R&B/soul duo kudos for their duet “My Boo.”

Other winners included Destiny’s Child, who drew the R&B/soul album group nod for “Destiny Fulfilled,” and Jay-Z, who garnered the Michael Jackson Award for rap musicvideo (“99 Problems”).

Ciara, who had four nominations, , nabbed only one prize, R&B/soul rap, new artist (“Goodies,” featuring Petey Pablo).

Usher and Ciara each received an honorary Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year, male and female, respectively. Ice Cube was honored with the Quincy Jones Award for career achievements.

Awards were held Monday night at Paramount Studios. Kudofest will air in national syndication via Tribune Broadcasting on March 12.

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