“Songs in A Minor” may turn Alicia Keys into a major hit. Keys received four nominations for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards – leading soul songstresses India.Arie and the late performer Aaliyah, with three each.
Veteran R&B singers the Isley Brothers, making a comeback more than 42 years after their first hit single “Shout,” also gathered three nominations Thursday.
Keys also is up for six Grammys for the album “Songs in A Minor,” while India.Arie has seven Grammy nominations for her debut album “Acoustic Soul.” Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash last August at age 22, has one nomination.
The Grammys will be given out Feb. 27. Soul Train winners will be announced March 20.