The award season has begun and we can already see how it’s going to shape up for the Weeknd. The R&B crooner, who’s having a phenomenal year thus far, nabbed five nominations for the 2015 Soul Train Awards. Fellow artists Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are also received five nods apiece.

Abel Tesfaye’s nominations include Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Album of the Year for his stellar effort, Beauty Behind the Madness. Meanwhile, Mars and Ronson's funky track “Uptown Funk” is also up for Video and Song of the year, as well as Best Collaboration.

Other nominees include Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese who all grabbed four mentions apiece.

Breakout R&B stars Alessia Cara, Jidenna, DeJ Loaf, Jussie Smollett and Tinashe will vie for the Best New Artist trophy.

The 2015 Soul Train Music Awards will be taped on Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for a broadcast premiere on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Centric.

Check out the nominations list below.

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Dej Loaf
Jussie Smollett

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Centric Certified Award

Chrisette Michele
The Internet
Vivian Green

Video of the Year

Beyonce - "7/11"
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur - "Classic Man"
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"
The Weeknd - "Earned It" (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

Best Gospel And/Or Inspirational Song

Erica Campbell - "More Love"
Fred Hammond Ft. Breeann Hammond - "I Will Trust"
Kirk Franklin - "Wanna Be Happy?"
Lecrae - "All I Need Is You"
Marvin Sapp - "Yes You Can"

Album of the Year

Chris Brown - X
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
Jill Scott - Woman
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
Tyrese - Black Rose

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Big Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West - "Blessings"
Big Sean Ft. E-40 - "IDFWU"
Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake & Lil Wayne - "Truffle Butter"

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Janelle Monáe
Janet Jackson
Jill Scott
Tamar Braxton

Song of the Year

Common & John Legend — "Glory" (from the motion picture "Selma")
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur — "Classic Man"
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars — "Uptown Funk"
Rihanna — "Bitch Better Have My Money"
The Weeknd - "Earned It" (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

"Glory" (from the motion picture Selma) — written by: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (Common & John Legend)
"Apparently" — written by: Jermaine L. Cole, Damon Coleman, Filippo Trecca (J.Cole)
"Uptown Funk" — written by: Mark Ronson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons, Philip Martin Lawrence II, Peter Gene Hernandez, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Nicholaus Joseph Williams, Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Ronnie Wilson (Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars)
"Earned It" (from the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" soundtrack) — written by: Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd)
"Shame" — written by: Warryn S. Campbell Ii, Sam Dees, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, Ron Kersey, De Wayne Julius Rogers (Tyrese)

Best Dance Performance

Beyonce - "7/11"
Chris Brown x Tyga - "Ayo"
Janelle Monae & Jidenna - "Yoga"
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"
Silent - "Watch Me" ("Whip/Nae Nae")

Best Collaboration
Big Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West - "Blessings"
Common & John Legend - "Glory" (from the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"
Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyonce - "Feeling Myself"
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - "Post To Be"

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