Beyonce leads Soul Train Awards nominees. She has four nominations, followed by Luther Vandross, R. Kelly, OutKast, and B2K

By Gary Susman
February 20, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

After winning five Grammys last week, does Beyoncé have any room left on her mantel? She may have to make some, since she leads the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards nominees with four nods. Her ”Dangerously in Love” is up for Album of the Year and Female R&B/Soul Album of the Year, and her single ”Crazy in Love” is up for Female R&B/Soul Single and the Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video.

In the Album of the Year category, her competitors include: Luther Vandross (”Dance With My Father”), who earned three nominations; R. Kelly (”Chocolate Factory”); and OutKast (”Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”). Kelly and OutKast each earned two nominations, as did Erykah Badu, the Isley Brothers, Anthony Hamilton, and the defunct B2K

Alicia Keys and Kenneth ”Babyface” Edmonds will host the awards gala, which is expected to feature the first televised appearance by Janet Jackson since her Super Bowl ”wardrobe malfunction.” The ceremony will be held on March 20 at the International Cultural Center Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in syndication over the following week.