Summer Walker won the Best New Artist trophy at the Soul Train Awards and the trophy was her first award. The 23-year-old singer competed with a new generation of artists such as Mahalia, Nicole Bus, YK Osiris, Pink Sweats and Lucky Daye and won the award.
Despite her social anxiety, Summer Walker attended the award and it was a big step for her.
After the ceremony, her boyfriend and music producer London On Da Track took to Instagram to celebrate her first price and called her ‘Queen Of R&B.’
Here’s what he wrote:
“Congratulations 🎊 The music speaks for u
The anxiety makes u hard to read
But to the ones that try to understand
Would kno yo heart is an open book
I wouldn’t want u to b no other way
The spirits value you
I value you
So proud of you and your journey
Best new ARTIST. Queen Of R&B. MyLove”
See the Instagram post below.
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Congratulations 🎊 The music speaks for u The anxiety makes u hard to read But to the ones that try to understand Would kno yo heart is an open book I wouldn’t want u to b no other way The spirits value you I value you So proud of you and your journey Best new ARTIST 👩🎤 Queen Of R&B 👑🐍🐍 MyLove💚
After the ceremony, she pens a lengthy letter about her social anxiety on her official Instagram page. He wrote:
“I wasn’t even gonna go today cause I was to scared, I was literally asking @lvrngram to just get me a wrist band so I could sit in the back alone in my reg deg clothes. When I got there I doged the red carpet and tried to get escorted through the back, finally getting to my seat I had to keep sneaking to pat my underarms from sweating, for no reason other than people were looking at me, I kept my arms folded and tried not to be seen. by the time my name was called I couldn’t get a speech out like everyone one else from being so nervous & was shaking BUT I pushed through my #socialanxiety today and I’m really glad I did ..cause the soul train experience is something any true music lover will never forget🖤”