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R. Kelly makes history with 21 Soul Train Awards nominations for his career

The 2012 Soul Train Awards nominations were announced Wednesday (Sept. 19), earning R&B artist R. Kelly a place in history as he brought his nominations total to 21 for his career, more than any other artist.

Usher received the most for 2012, with five nominations. Kelly received two noms, while the late Whitney Houston was nominated for Best Gospel Inspirational Performance and the late Amy Winehouse was nominated for Best International Performance.

The awards will be held Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. They will air on Bet on Nov. 25.

The full list of nominees:

Best New Artist

Elle Varner

Emeli Sande

J. Cole

Luke James

Robert Glasper

Centric Award


Esperanza Spalding

Gary Clark Jr.

Leah Labelle


Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

BeBe Winans- "America America"

Fred Hammond- "I Feel Good"

Marvin Sapp- "My Testimony"

Mary Mary- "Go Get It"

Whitney Houston and

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