Mobile is received with a shout-out, as Yung Bleu wins another enormous prize
Yung Bleu, an Alabama-born rapper, won another best new artist award over the weekend, this time at the Soul Train Awards.
Back in October, Yung Bleu won the BET Awards for his work as best new hip hop artist and designated a breakout year for the young artist, whose Moon Boy album had topped Billboard's chart of independent artists.
Billboard ranked Soul Train's win among the others, noting that he was the first artist since Chance the Rapper in 2016 to take home best new artist awards at both the BET Hip Hop Awards and Soul Train Awards in the same year.
The 2021 Soul Train Awards, which took place on Nov. 20 and were aired on Sunday night on BET, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the influential show "Soul Train." The program was recorded on Nov. 20 and aired on Sunday night on BET.
He said, "My heart always be beating fast when I'm up here," adding, "but I just want to show everyone in here that I'm just so honored to be part of such a historical event and a historical legacy." Soul Train Awards, you know, I grew up watching this all my life. I'm shaking right now because I'm so young and watching all of these large artists winning these types of awards and just, you know, blow up and just see it for myself is such a blessing." Thank God
His single "You're Mines Still," which featured Drake, was nominated in two other categories; his song of the year (won by Silk Sonic) and finest collaboration (won by Wizkid and Tems with Essence).
The awards program was broadcast on BET and is scheduled to be shown again at 4:30 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 4.30 p.m. Central time.