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R. Kelly makes Soul Train history, Usher up for 5

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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2011 file photo shows R. Kelly performing at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, at this year's Soul Train Awards, bringing his career total to 21. He's the most nominated act ever, but he'll have to battle Usher, who leads with five.

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show.

Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations.

Usher leads this year's awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.

Whitney Houston is nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse is nominated for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award.

The Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be taped Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air Nov. 25 on BET and Centric.

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