BET has announced that the hosts of the 2021 Soul Train Awards will be longtime BFFs and Martin co-stars, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, who will return once again.
The ceremony will be a huge celebration, honoring the 50th anniversary of the award show. To commemorate the special occasion, the ceremony will take place at the famed Apollo Theatre in New York. in previous years, the show has been held in Las Vegas. The show will air on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
“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, celebrating the legacy of Soul Train with electrifying performances that will keep everyone buzzing.”
“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,” Campbell added. “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!”
Arnold is equally thrilled, noting, “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,” she said. “I’m honored to stand beside Tisha and take our place in history hosting and creatively producing such an iconic show.”