Headley was nominated in the Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist category for her RCA recording. The young singer-actress will vie for the prize against Amerie ("Why Don't We Fall in Love"), Nappy Roots ("Awnaw") and Tweet ("Oops"). The 17th Annual (2003) Soul Train Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium March 1. Arsenio Hall, currently enjoying a career resurgence thanks to CBS' "Star Search," and "Chicago" star Queen Latifah — who plays Matron "Mama" Morton in the new Miramax film — will co-host the awards ceremony. The evening will also include a Special Award to veteran singer Dionne Warwick, who will pick up the 2003 Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment/Female. For a complete list of Soul Train Music Award nominees, go to www.soultrain.com.
Heather Headley earned a Tony Award for her performance in the title role of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. She has also appeared on Broadway as Nala in The Lion King, in the all-star benefit concert of Dreamgirls and the City Center Encores! production of Do Re Mi. For more information about the award-winning artist, go to www.heatherheadley.com.