Keke Palmer to host Soul Train Awards

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Keke Palmer to host Soul Train Awards

Keke Palmer is taking the mic!

On Wednesday, BET announced that the 30-year-old singer and actress will host this year’s Soul Train Awards, which recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop.

“Keke Palmer is a globally recognized multihyphenate talent who embodies confidence and positivity and is one of the most engaging and lovable personalities working in entertainment today. We can’t wait to have her host the Soul Train Awards house party,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said in a press release.

She added: “BET gave Keke her first talk show, where she made history as the youngest talk show host in television, and today we are honored to have her back on the Soul Train Awards stage. As always, expect our star-studded slate of soulful artists and can’t-miss moments to illuminate your screens for a night dedicated to soul music.”

The show, which will be taped in Los Angeles, will premiere on Sunday Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

During the show, stars like BJ the Chicago Kid, Coco Jones, Danté Bowe, Fridayy, Muni Long, SWV, and Palmer will take the stage for special performances.

Meanwhile, Summer Walker, SZA and Usher lead the nominations list with nine each.

Palmer’s hosting gig announcement comes a week after she filed a domestic violence restraining order against ex Darius Jackson and was granted temporary sole custody of their 8-month-old son Leodis, with no visitation rights for Jackson.