November 30, 2015

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2015 Soul Train Awards: Our 5 Favorite Performances

#1Jazmine Sullivan's "Let It Burn" & After 7's "Ready or Not"

Legend Award honoree Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds wasn't about to sit idle in the Soul Train Awards audience as artists serenaded him in tribute. Babyface manned the piano as countless megastars hit the stage to sing either their timeless hits written by him or classics by other artists written by him.

Things kicked off with '90s R&B hitmaker Tevin Campbell crooning his (still dope) 1993 hit "Can We Talk," followed by Brandy (who never ages) singing her 1995 hit "Sittin' Up in My Room" off the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. Next up was vocal powerhouse Fantasia singing Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" off the same soundtrack, then sanging a rousing rendition of Karyn White's "Superwoman," bringing the entire audience to their feet. R&B vet Bobby Brown made a brief, surprise appearance singing his 1988 hit "Roni" along with Babyface. Boyz II Men then took the stage with a showstopping medley of their inescapable hits "I'll Make Love to You" and "End Of The Road." FYI: Wanya, Shawn and Nathan can still sing their faces off!

Babyface himself closed out the epic tribute with his 1989 trademark solo hit, "Whip Appeal," reminding everyone watching exactly why he is a living legend. We just wish Toni Braxton (who Babyface helped breakout in the early '90s) had been up on that stage for this tribute, too.

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