BET has announced that iconic 80’s funk band Morris Day & The Time will receive the “Legend” award at the 2022 Soul Train Awards.
World-class musician, composer, and actor Morris Day is best known for his role as lead singer of the legendary band and as a hit-making solo artist with songs like “Oak Tree” and the No, 1 smash on the U.S. R&B hits chart “Fishnets.”
The Time is beloved for their top musical hits “Jungle Love” and “The Bird.” The band’s successful music career spans four decades. Morris Day has appeared in multiple films including cult classic Purple Rain.
Ari Lennox, Chante´ Moore, Muni Long, SiR, Tank, and BET Amplified stage artists Coco Jones and Q are set to perform at the awards ceremony.
Hosted by award-winning comedian and actor Deon Cole, the Soul Train Awards premiere on November 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
“They say the way you start is the way you finish, and being that I’m retiring end of next year, it’s only fitting that I return to the place that helped start it all,” said Day.
He added, “Our first major TV appearance was in 1981 on Soul Train with Don Cornelius. And 41 years later, to be honored with the Soul Train Awards Legend Award is what we call full circle. Truly amazing.”
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