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LI's Ashanti to be honored at this year's Soul Train Awards

Glen Cove native Ashanti will accept the Lady

Glen Cove native Ashanti will accept the Lady of Soul Award at the Soul Train ceremony on Nov. 28. Credit: Getty Images for SiriusXM / Jonathan Bachman

Multiplatinum recording artist Ashanti, a Glen Cove native, has been named this year's Lady of Soul by the Soul Train Awards.

The cable network BET on Tuesday announced the nominations and two special awards, setting a telecast from Harlem's historic Apollo Theater on Nov. 28, both on BET and BET Her.

"I'm honored to be recognized as this year's 'Lady of Soul' honoree," the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-actor, born Ashanti Douglas, 41, said in a statement. "This is a full-circle moment for me because I received the 'Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year' Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of 'Soul Train,' I'm proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate."

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