November 28th, 2011
02:51 PM ET
This year's Soul Train Awards, taped in Atlanta on November 17, didn't hold back with their tribute to late rapper Heavy D, who died on November 8 at the age of 44.
The ceremony, which aired on BET Sunday, showed a boisterous tribute that included the likes of Naughty by Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, and Goodie Mob. (Watch the clip at RapRadar.com.)
After rocking the crowd with a medley of Heavy D's greatest, the performers chanted along with the crowd, "We got nothin' but love for you, Heavy." The awards show also played a retrospective of Heav's own Soul Train win in 1991, when he was part of Heavy D & the Boyz.
Venerated artists Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire were also honored, with both being presented with the 2011 Soul Train Legends awards.
Album of the year: "F.A.M.E.," Chris Brown
Song of the year: "Motivation," Kelly Rowland
The Ashford and Simpson songwriter’s award/Record of the year: "Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius
Best hip-hop song of the year: "Moment For Life," Nicki Minaj feat. Drake
Best new artist: Miguel
Best male R&B/Soul artist: Cee-Lo Green
Best female R&B/Soul artist: Jill Scott
Best gospel performance: "Walking," Mary Mary
Best Caribbean performance: "Man Down," Rihanna
Best dance performance: "Run the World (Girls)," Beyonce
Centric award: Raphael Saadiq
Contemporary jazz: "Dave Koz, Hello Tomorrow," Dave Koz
Traditional jazz: "Cassandra Wilson, Silver Pony," Cassandra Wilson
Best soul site: NecoleBitchie.com
This year's Soul Train Awards host, Cedric the Entertainer, also stopped by CNN to answer some of your iReport questions:
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