Clipped From Ukiah Daily Journal
Natalie Cole wins Soul Train awards LOS ANGELES — Newcomers Color Me Badd shared the spotlight with veteran songstress Natalie Cole in a night of diversity at the Soul Train Music Awards. The vocal quartet Color Me Badd were elated when their hit song, "I Wanna Sex You Up," gar, nered honors for R&B-soul song of the year and best single by a group, ' band or duo at Tuesday night's ceremony. Miss Cole won Soul Train trophies trophies for R&B-soul album of the year for a female artist and best jazz album-for ^Unforgettable," a high. high. tech duet with her late .father, Nat "King" Cole, featuring his standards. Miss Cole didn't attend the Shrine Auditorium ceremony but accepted her awards in a taped message. Veteran balladeer Luther Vandross, Vandross, who has recently shed more than 100 pounds, won R&B-soul album of the year for male artist with his "Power of Love." Vandross said backstage that being thin felt great, but he added: "To be overweight, what's the difference? difference? It's just a matter of aesthetics." Gospel favorites BeBe and CeCe Winans won top gospel album for "Different Lifestyles." The hip-hop smash Boyz n Men was named best new R&B-soul artist on the strength of the group's single, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye." Among other winners were newcomers newcomers Jodeci, whose love song "Forever My Lady" was named best R&B-soul album of the year by a group, band or duo. Keith Washington's "Kissing You" was named best male R&B-soul single.