The Music of Black Origin Award Ceremony (or better known to you and me as the MOBOs) is only 6 weeks away with the awards evening being held at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Wednesday 20th October. And what a party that will be, oh to be a fly on the wall that night!
The Nominees were announced this week so have a butchers at some of the categories …
Best Newcomer: Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Scorcher, Labrinth, Devlin
Best UK Act: Tinie Tempah, Jay Sean, Tinchy Stryder, Taio Cruz, Chipmunk, N-Dubz, Giggs, JLS, Roll Deep, MIA, Dizzee Rascal, Alexandra Burke, Sade, Plan B, Leona Lewis
Best UK R&B/Soul: Sade, Natalie Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, McLean, Plan B
Best UK Hip Hop/Grime: Giggs, Professor Green, Skepta, Akala, Wiley
Best Album: Plan B – The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, JLS – JLS, N-Dubz – Against All Odds, Chipmunk – I Am Chipmunk, Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N Cheek
Best Video: Mark Ronson & The Business INTL feat Q-Tip & MNDR – Bang, Bang, Bang, Tinie Tempah feat Labrinth – Frisky, Tinchy Stryder – You’re Not Alone, Alesha Dixon – Drummer Boy, Dizzee Rascal – Dirtee Disco
You can catch most of the acts up for awards at this years MOBO’s on tour later this year/early next year and The MOBO Tour featuring Skepta himself hits the road in October! You can also catch some of the acts at Clubland Live4 which also tours the UK next month.
Big thanks to Xanthe Taylor-Wood, our guest-blogger, for this post!!