Keke Palmer To Host The ‘2023 Soul Train Awards’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 15: Keke Palmer attends the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on June 15, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

The announcement comes a few days after Palmer was granted a temporary restraining order against ex Darius Jackson.

Keke Palmer is not letting the family drama stop her bag.

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.

“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.”

“BET asked your girl to host this year’s Soul Train Awards and you know it’s about to be lit,” gushed the mother of one in the official promo video. “Grown, sexy, real cute or whatever—unlike any other because I’m doing it my way,” she sang in the tune of Usher.

The network also announced that this year will be a Soulful Hollywood party. The event lineup includes, SWV, BJ The Chicago Kid, Coco Jones, and Palmer among others.

Palmer isn’t new to being an emcee. The actress previously hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2020.

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