2009 Soul Train Awards 0 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Chaka Khan arives on the red carpet during the 2009 Soul Train Awards taping at the Georgia World Congress Center, Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Atlanta. 2 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP The attendance, as you might expect, was fairly Atlanta-centric. Here's hometown breakout Keri Hilson, who won Best New Artist. 3 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Former 'Hustle and Flow' co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard were the hosts for the evening. 4 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP The ubiquitous R&B star Monica. 5 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Charlie Wilson, left, poses with his wife Mahin. Wilson, best known as the lead singer for The Gap Band, had a song dedicated to him by Atlanta's Keith Sweat. 6 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP The British Grammy-winner Estelle. 7 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Angie Stone sang a tribute to Chaka Khan, at one point going into the audience to let Khan duet with her. 8 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Comedian Tommy Davidson brought some Bootsy Collins style. 9 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Brian McKnight joined several artists (including Ginuwine, Chico DeBarge and Kandi Burrus) in a musical tribute to Charlie Wilson. 10 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Raheem De Vaughn was joined by Ludacris for "Bulletproof." 11 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Producer and singer Ryan Leslie. 12 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Wanya Morris and Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men had the audience standing and cheering during "End of the Road." 13 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Grammy-winner Robin Thicke. The list of no-shows was long: Beyonce, Kanye West, Maxwell, Mary Mary, Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Drake. 14 / 14 Gregory Smith, AP Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. The awards will be broadcast on Nov. 29 on the new cable channel Centric, a BET spinoff. View Comments 0 Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.