"This year was huge for J. Cole, who topped the charts with his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. The rapper-producer can add Soul Train Awards' Best New Artist nod to numerous nominations he received in 2012." via BET
Elle Varner, Luke James, Robert Glasper, and Emeli Sande are also up for Best New Artist. The awards air on BET November 25th, 9 PM EST.