T-Pain is set to be honored with the prestigious Legend Award at the upcoming 2023 Soul Train Awards, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious 20-year career. This recognition, bestowed by BET, underscores T-Pain’s groundbreaking contributions to the music industry.
In an official statement released in response to the announcement, T-Pain expressed his gratitude for being recognized as the Legend honoree at this year’s Soul Train Awards. While emphasizing his passion for creating music that brings joy, he acknowledged the significance of this accolade from BET.
T-Pain shared, “To be honest, it feels incredible to be recognized by BET as this year’s Soul Train Awards Legend honoree. I’m just doing what I like and what makes me happy, but it still feels great when you receive it. I’ve done a lot in the last 20 years, and for BET to be one of the first networks to recognize that is pretty cool.”
The decision to honor T-Pain was rooted in his innovative approach as a songwriter, according to BET executives. Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming, and Strategy at BET, highlighted T-Pain’s genius, stating, “When it comes to his overall approach to music as a songwriter, the genius of T-Pain stands among the most memorable and enviable in the business.
He has reshaped the fabric of the music industry, and his influence transcends generations in pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. We are honored to celebrate his limitless contributions to the culture at the soulful party of the year: Soul Train Awards 2023.”
T-Pain’s impact on the music scene is further underscored by his impressive achievements, including 10 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and more than 28 gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.