Celebrities packed the red carpet at the 2009 Soul Train Awards at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Tuesday evening.
In attendance were stars from the past, present and future.
Hosted by Academy Award nominated actors Taraji P. Henson Terrence Howard, this year's show honored the careers and musical influences of Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid, and Kenny"Baby Face" Edmonds.
Singer Charlie Wilson made a courageous appearance on the red carpet after recently recovering from early-stage prostate cancer. He encouraged fans to “get tested and learn your status.”
Beyonce, Maxwell and gospel group Mary Mary all won awards but were no shows at the event.
Famed crooners Boyz II Men were down to just two members after Shawn Stockman contracted the H1n1 virus. Were told it left the group scrambling to find replacement since the group was slated to perform.
Lisa Wu Hartwell of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" shared some advance scoop on Thursday’s reunion show, dishing that the final episode will include more drama and she is a possible target.
Twitter was also in the house with celebrities like Claudia Jordan, Latoya Luckett, and Ginuwine all admitting to being just a little addicted to the micro-blogging site.
The 2009 Soul Train Music Awards is slated to air at 9 p.m. November 29 on BET.
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