The countdown is on until the 2022 Soul Train Awards and BET has finally announced our host. Sunday, November 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, actor, comedian and writer Deon Cole will take center stage and host an incredible night celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic legacy brand.
“Deon Cole is known for delivering razor-sharp humor and commentary across his acclaimed standup specials and series. Get ready to see him unleash his comedic talents like never before on the Soul Train Awards stage, and don’t say we didn’t warn you,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “Deon is BET family, and we are proud to have him make his hosting debut exclusively on BET. We are also equally proud to continue celebrating the legacy of Soul Train with our esteemed nominees and delivering unforgettable performances and moments that epitomize Black Excellence.”
“Hosting the ‘Soul Train Awards’ is a dream come true. I grew up watching Soul Train and ‘til this day, I’ve never met a Soul Train Line I didn’t bless with my skilled two step,” said host Deon Cole. “It is truly a privilege to be given this opportunity to celebrate Don Cornelius’ legacy, all of the amazing Black talent that illuminated our screens on the iconic TV show, and my favorite genres of music: Soul, R&B and Hip Hop.”
The 2022 Soul Train Awards premieres Sunday, November 27 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her. Make sure to set your alarms and check back with Hip Hop Weekly for updates.