Stars of R & B Shine at Soul Train Awards

Even though top award winners Alicia Keys, Eminem and Usher were not on hand, there was still plenty to celebrate at the 2nd Annual Soul Train Awards. Check out some of the night's happenings here.

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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Cee Lo Green performs on the 2nd Annual Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Even though top award winners Alicia Keys, Eminem and Usher were not on hand, there was still a lot to celebrate at the 2nd Annual Soul Train Awards, like this over the top performance by Cee Lo Green. Check out some of the night's other happenings here.
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Singer Ne-Yo performed a medley of his singles including 'One in a Million' and 'Champagne Life' accompanied by a trio of scantily clad women.
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Actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard presided over the night's festivities, which took place on November 10 at the Cobb Energy Center on in Atlanta, Georgia. Alicia Keys and Usher were the evening's big winners. Both stars captured two awards each: Album of the Year and Best Male R & B Soul Artist for Usher and Record of the Year and Best Female R & B Soul Artist for Keys.
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Controversial singer Erykah Badu performed "Window Seat," a song from her most recent album, "New Amerykah Part Two." The video released with the song caused a stir as it depicted a nude Badu being shot at the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
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R. Kelly, who has kept a low profile recently, surfaced with this throwback inspired song and dance routine.
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Youngster Bruno Mars captured the award for Best New Song of the Year for his duet with B.O.B. for "Nothing on You."
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Another newcomer, the stylish Janelle Monet, won the "Centric" Award. Monae dominated the airwaves this past summer with her smash hit ,"Tightrope" and wowed concert goers with her precision dance moves.
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Crooners Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson performed a tribute to Ronald Isley, the leader of the famed Isley Brothers band.
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Isley, who was given the Legend Award, has been a star performer for over 50 years. From early doo-wop hits like "Shout" to later day songs like "Footsteps in the Dark" and "Between the Sheets" that were heavily sampled by rappers like Ice Cube and the Notorious B.I.G., Isley has cast a long shadow over the music business.
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Anita Baker, known for strong alto voice and smooth sounds, was also given the Legends award. She scored major hits in the 1980s with "Sweet Love" and "Caught Up in the Rapture."
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All grown up: former "Cosby Show" actresses Keisha Knight Pulliam and Raven-Symone were among the presenters at the event.
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An unlikely trio: rappers Doug E. Fresh and Biz Markie pose with CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer backstage. One of the night's best moments came when Blitzer, who was on hand to accept the Best Hip Hop Song Award on Eminem's behalf for "Love the Way You Lie," was taught how to do "The Dougie," Doug E. Fresh's signature dance.
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DJ Khaled and rapper Rick Ross kick it on the red carpet before the night's festivities got underway.
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