Rookie recorder Maxwell captured all three awards for which he was nominated--male R&B/soul single, album and new artist. Coming off his three Grammy triumph, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds picked up the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year. Multiple Grammy-winner and Babyface prodigy Toni Braxton picked up awards for female R&B/soul single and album.
The night's biggest award, best R&B/soul or rap album was posthumously awarded to Tupac Shakur for his multi-platinum double-disc All Eyez on Me.
Legendary producer-performer Curtis Mayfield collected the Quincy Jones Outstanding Career Achievements from Jones himself.
Awards were presented Friday during a live, two-hour telecast from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The ceremony was co-hosted by Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, and Brandy. Presenters included Snoop Doggy Dogg, Aaliyah, Immature, Tisha Campbell and Heavy D, and Keith Sweat, En Vogue, Fugees and Mary J. Blige performed.
Here's the complete rundown of winners at the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards:
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female: Toni Braxton, "You're Making Me High/Let It Flow"
Best R&B/Soul Single, Male: Maxwell, "Ascension"
Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo: Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre, "No Diggity"
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female: Toni Braxton, Secrets
Best R&B/Soul Album, Male: Maxwell, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo: New Edition, Home Again
Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year: 2Pac, All Eyez on Me
Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: Maxwell, "Ascension"
Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, "Tha Crossroads"
Best Jazz Album: Herbie Hancock, The New Standard
Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, Whatcha Lookin' 4
Quincy Jones for Outstanding Career Achievements: Curtis Mayfield
Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year Babyface