Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking awards for best female album with “The Emancipation of Mimi” and best female single with “We Belong Together” at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. “This has been the biggest and most successful year of my life,” said Carey, who returned last year after dominating the pop charts for much of the 1990s. A year ago, Carey’s career looked to be fading following a handful of debacles that included a contract buyout by Virgin Records. “You know that whatever doesn’t kill you will make you stronger,” she said. R. Kelly entered the show with a leading three nominations, but lost in each category. Kanye West claimed the award for best R&B-soul or rap music video for “Gold Digger,” featuring Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. John Legend won best male single for “Ordinary People,” beating out R. Kelly, who was nominated for “Trapped in the Closet (Chapter 1 of 5).” Chris Brown, meanwhile, claimed the award for best new rap artist for his album “Run It.”
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