T-Pain is finally getting his long-overdue flowers. The Tallahassee native will be receiving the Legend Award at this year’s Soul Train Awards ceremony.
The network made the announcement Friday. The award will celebrate his nearly two-decade-long career.
“To be honest, it feels incredible to be recognized by BET as this year’s Soul Train Awards Legend honoree,” T-Pain said. “Not that I’m looking for recognition at this point in my career; I’m just doing what I like and what makes me happy, but it still feels great when you receive it. I’ve done a lot in the last 20 years, and for BET to be one of the first networks to recognize that is pretty cool.”
“When it comes to his overall approach to music as a songwriter, the genius of T-Pain stands among the most memorable and enviable in the business. He has reshaped the fabric of the music industry, and his influence transcends generations in pop, Hip Hop, and R&B,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “We are honored to celebrate his limitless contributions to the culture at the soulful party of the year: Soul Train Awards 2023.”
The 2023 Soul Train Awards, hosted by Keke Palmer, will air on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.