Beyoncé's got soul--and the nominations to prove it.
The golden girl of the 2004 Grammys reeled in four Soul Train Music Award nominations Thursday, including those for Female R&B/Soul Album and Album of the Year for Dangerously in Love.
Ailing crooner Luther Vandross was right on Beyoncé's heels with three nominations, including a contending bid for Album of the Year for Dance with My Father.
Fresh off a Grammy win for Album of the Year for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast will compete in that category at the Soul Train Awards, going up against Beyoncé, Vandross and accused child pornographer R. Kelly's Chocolate Factory.
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard was tapped for a Best New Artist nom in a pool that included G-Unit, Kanye West and Chingy.
Defunct band B2K pulled in a pair of noms, as did OutKast and Kelly.
And despite child-molestation charges against Michael Jackson, the Soul Train Music Awards kept his name attached to the top video prize, the Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B /Soul or Rap Music Video.
The Soul Train awards honor the best in R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel. Nominations and winners are based on a survey of radio programmers, talent managers and artists.
The awards will be doled out in a March 20 ceremony in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmunds will co-host the event, which will feature performances by Beyoncé, OutKast and she of the infamous wardrobe malfunction, Janet Jackson, among others.
Here's a complete roundup of the nominees for the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards:
Female R&B/Soul Single: "Rain on Me," Ashanti; "Danger," Erykah Badu; "Crazy in Love," Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z; "You Don't Know My Name," Alicia Keys
Male R&B/Soul Single: "Comin' from Where I'm From," Anthony Hamilton; "Put That Woman First," Jaheim; "Frontin'," Pharrell featuring Jay-Z; "Dance with My Father," Luther Vandross
R&B/Soul Single Group, Band or Duo: "Girlfriend," B2K; "Say Yes," Floetry; "Busted," Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley & JS; "Walked Out of Heaven," Jagged Edge
Female R&B/Soul Album: World Wide Underground (EP), Erykah Badu; Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé Love & Life, Mary J. Blige; So Damn Happy, Aretha Franklin
Male R&B/Soul Album: Subject, Dwele; Comin' from Where I'm From, Anthony Hamilton; Chocolate Factory, R. Kelly; Dance with My Father, Luther Vandross
R&B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo: Pandemonium, B2K; Body Kiss, Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley; Surrender to Love, Kindred The Family Soul; Neptunes Present: The Clones, Neptunes
Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B /Soul or Rap Music Video: "Crazy in Love," Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z; "Gossip Folks," Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris; "Get Low," Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz; "Hey Ya!" OutKast
Best Gospel Album: The Prince of Praise (Live At New Birth Cathedral), Bryon Cage; Donnie McClurkin...Again, Donnie McClurkin; Diary of a Psalmist, Marvin Sapp; Bringing It All Together, Vickie Winans
Best New Artist: Chingy, G-Unit, Ruben Studdard, Kanye West
Album of the Year: Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé; Chocolate Factory, R. Kelly; Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast; Dance with My Father, Luther Vandross