As anticipation builds towards the November 30th release of Mr. I on Def Jam/Def Soul Recordings, the first solo album ever by Ronald Isley — it has just been announced that 2010’s gala Soul Train Awards will honor “the longstanding careers and musical influences” of Isley and Anita Baker.
Returning to co-host the music special will be Academy Award-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. This year’s 23rd Soul Train Awards, which also marks the second annual simulcast of the awards on Centric and BET (Black Entertainment Television), will tape at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on November 10th and will premiere at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, November 28th, two days before the release of Mr. I.