The 2009 Soul Train Awards are honoring two big acts from the 70s.  Taping in Atlanta tonight for a later broadcast, the awards will celebrate the careers of Chaka Khan and The Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson.  Khan’s career high points include 22 Grammy nominations and ten wins, along with enduring hits like “Through The Fire” and “Tell Me Something Good” with the band Rufus.  Wilson, The Gap Band’s frontman since the late 60s, has kept fans dancing to hits like “Outstanding” and “Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me).”  Since the 1990s, artists ranging from Mary J. Blige to Snoop Dogg have sampled or covered The Gap Band catalog.

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Khan and Wilson share career retrospective honors with LaFace Records co-founders Antonio “L.A” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface Edmonds” at tonight’s awards.  Actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson host tonight’s taping at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  BET’s CENTRIC network will air the broadcast on November 29th at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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