MOBO nominations announced

The nominations for the 16th MOBO awards were unveiled at a ceremony in London last night.

Jessie J led the way, receiving the most nominations.  The singer received an unprecedented five nominations for Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Album, Best Video and Best Song for her number one single Do It Like A Dude.

Adele, Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah followed closely behind with four nominations each, and Chase and Status and Rizzle Kicks received three nods each.  Commenting on their first ever national award nominations, the Brighton-based teens said: “We are completely ecstatic to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards.   A year ago we were unsigned and watched the awards on TV.  We can’t wait to go to Glasgow!”

CEO and Founder of MOBO Kanya King hailed the inclusion of emerging talent:  “It’s great to be providing these artists in particular with a platform and they help to keep our event new, fresh and relevant – it will be a massive show at Glasgow’s SECC on 5th October.  Now, let’s get the votes in.”

All categories are voted for by the public, and you can vote at www.mobo.com/voting.  The full list of nominations follows:

BEST UK ACT
Wretch32
Adele
Katy B
Chase & Status
Tinie Tempah
Jessie J
N Dubz
Example
Chipmunk
The Streets

BEST NEWCOMER
Ed Sheeran
Wretch 32
Jessie J
Rizzle Kicks
Emelie Sande
Jamie Woon
Yasmin
Alex Clare
Loick Essien
Maverick Sabre

BEST UK HIP HOP / GRIME ACT
Tinie Tempah
Giggs
Wretch 32
Wiley
Rizzle Kicks

BEST VIDEO
Tinchy Stryder ft Dappy – Spaceship
Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Wiley– Numbers in Action
Rizzle Kicks – Down with the trumpets
Chipmunk ft. Chris Brown – Champion

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Cee Lo Green
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa
Aloe Blacc
Snoop Dogg
Beyonce
Rihanna
Jason Derulo
Alexis Jordan
Bruno Mars

BEST SONG in association with PRS for Music
Wretch 32 – Traktor
Adele – Someone Like You
Tinie Tempah – Wonderman
Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Chase & Status ft Tinie Tempah – Hitz

BEST ALBUM
Adele – 21
Chase & Status – No More Idols
Jessie J – Who You Are
Katy B –  On A Mission
Tinie Tempah – Disc-overy

BEST REGGAE
Mavado
Damian Marley & Nas
Jah Cure
Alborosie
Khago

BEST JAZZ ACT
Kairos 4Tet
Gwilym Simcock
Denys Baptiste
Matthew Halsall
Usonic

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Wizki
Cheikh Lo
Owiny Sigoma Band
Fatoumata Diawara
Seun Kuti
D’Banj
Vieux Farka Toure
SMOD
Liquideep
Spoek Mathambo

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Triple O
Jayess
Four Kornerz
Bobby Bovell
Junior Garr

BEST R&B / SOUL ACT
Adele
Omar
Marsha Ambrosious
Dionne Bromfield
Mike Hough