The MOBO Awards are awards in “Music of Black Origin,” established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. It is held annually in the United Kingdom. The Mobo awards ceremony honor the artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music. In 2009, the awards ceremony was held in Glasgow for the first time. Until then, it had been held in London. In 2011, the ceremony returned to Scotland for a second time. The nominations were announced at a special ceremony at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho. Singer Ella Eyre performed at the nominations ceremony. Read on to learn more about the 19th MOBO Awards complete list of nominees.
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith and London hip-hop duo Krept & Konan are leading this year’s race with four nominations each. Other British artists who are up in multiple nominations included grime MC Meridian Dan, east London-based grime artist Ghetts and rapper Tinie Tempah, who have each been nominated in three categories. The trio has also been nominated for the best male award. FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J have emerged as potential winners.
“As we enter our 19th year Mobo promises to be more audacious and bigger than ever before.“The nominations today show our relentless progress as we link mainstream music to the development of the next generation of talent.”said Mobos creator Kenya King about the ceremony venue.
According to Standard.co.uk, ITV has inked a three-year deal for broadcasting the ceremony on ITV2. This year, the Mobos launched its inspiration award, which was awardedto actor Idris Elba. Elba had flown in from the UN summit in New York where he was raising awareness for the Ebola epidemic.In a awarding held at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Soho, central London, the Luther actor, said: “This is an amazing award, I never thought I’d hold a Mobo. If I was just a musician I certainly wouldn’t get one, but if I am someone who believes in expanding their horizons, just like the Mobos are doing, and trying to inspire others to do the same, then this is a very special award for me and I am very thankful for it.”
The Mobo awards ceremony will be held at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, on Wednesday 22 October.
MOBO Best Male Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best Female Act
MOBO Best Newcomer
MOBO Best International Act
MOBO Best Song
Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell – ‘Sing’
Fuse ODG featuring Sean Paul -’Dangerous Love’
Krept & Konan – ‘Don’t Waste My Time’
Meridian Dan featuring Big H & JME – ‘German Whip’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
MOBO Best Video
FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
Jacob Banks – Move With You’
Rudimental featuring Becky Hill – ‘Powerless’
Scorcher featuring Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari – “Work Get It’
Skepta featuring JME – ‘That’s Not Me’
MOBO Best Album
Ghetts – ‘Rebel With A Cause’
Katy B – ‘Little Red’
Krept And Konan – ‘Young Kingz’
Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’
Tinie Tempah – ‘Demonstration’
MOBO Best Gospel Act
Living Faith Connection Choir
MOBO Best Reggae Act
MOBO Best Jazz Act
MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best African Act
MOBO Best Grime Act
MOBO Best R&B / Soul Act
Find out more about Best Newcomer nominee FKA Twigs below…
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