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Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Return As 2021 Soul Train Awards Hosts

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The  two women who are known for their iconic characters on the Martin sitcom bring their talent once again on Wednesday (Oct. 27) for the 2021 BET Soul Train Awards for the fourth time.

They will not only co-host, but also co-produce the program once again as they have been heralded as bringing top notch entertainment to the awards show. It’s the 50th anniversary of the legendary television series created by the late Don Cornelius. The best friends will be emanating from the historic World-Famous Apollo.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the incomparable pair, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, to host the Soul Train Awards for a legendary night in Harlem at the World Famous Apollo,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “Their energy, like that of the Awards, remains unparalleled. Our hosts are a great complement to this year’s special event.”

The nominees for the 2021 version has yet to be announced. This has not stopped the anticipation for the marquee event by the show producers.

“Producing and hosting the Soul Train Awards for the last three years with my childhood friend has truly been one of the high points of my life,” said 2021 Soul Train Awards co-host Tisha Campbell. “Yet, upon hearing Tichina and I would be filming at the World Famous Apollo this year, we literally lost our minds with excitement.  It is already an extreme honor to be synonymous with Don Cornelius’s legacy, and now, to also walk in the footsteps of the multitude of African-American talent that graced the Apollo stage is mind-blowing to both of us!”

“Returning to my hometown where it all began for us as young girls and hosting the iconic “Soul Train Awards” at the Apollo is a truly a childhood dream come true,” said 2021 Soul Train Awards co-host Tichina Arnold. “I’m honored to stand beside Tisha and take our place in history hosting and creatively producing such an iconic show.”

BET had also a series about the history of the Soul Train show entitled “American Soul”. Airing on the BET cable channel, American Soul stars Sinqua Walls, Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, and Christopher Jefferson. Season two guests include Big Boi, Ledisi, Melanie Fiona, Demetria McKinney, London Brown, Darius McCrary, Tone Bell, Yung Joc, D.C. Young Fly, Christopher B. Duncan, Kearran Giovanni, Alex Ball, and Hudson Thames. The series blends fictional and real-life people, places, and events, as it charts the rise of the cultural phenomenon of Soul Train.

Season 3 for the show has not been announced, but there hasn’t been any reports on the program being cancelled either. Stay tuned for updates.