Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell are back once again to host this year’s Soul Train Awards.
The 34th annual award show will be held at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York next month. This year’s ceremony will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the long-running music television show.
In 1971, Soul Train premiered to a nationwide audience. The late Don Cornelius created the show to bring together fashion, dance, and culture for the world to see. The show ended in 2006 and is known as one of the longest-running American television shows in history.
Throughout the years, Soul Train had legendary musical guests such as Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5, New Edition, and more.
As for Arnold and Campbell, this would be the duo’s fourth time in a row hosting the event. “Producing and hosting the Soul Train Awards for the last three years with my childhood friend has truly been one of the points of my life,” Campbell said in a statement.
She 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’ 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!”