Jazz Returns To MOBO

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards sparked controversy in 2006 when they inexplicably dropped the jazz and world music categories from their annual awards show. The decision aroused the ire of music fans and performers alike, leading to vocal public protests, led by Jazz musicians, outside of the event.

Well, never let it be said that MOBO organizers can't learn from their missteps. While world music still is absent from the awards, the Jazz category has made a return. The awards, scheduled for September 19th, will take place at London's 02 Arena and be hosted by Jamelia & Shaggy. This year's awards presentation show will feature performances by 50 Cent, Ne-yo, Robin Thicke, Mutya Buena, Craig David & Kano among others.


The nominee list for 2007

Best UK Female
Amy Winehouse
Beverley Knight
Corinne Bailey Rae
Jamelia
Joss Stone

Best UK Male

Dizzee Rascal
Kano
Lethal Bizzle
Sway
Wiley

Best International Act
Akon
P. Diddy
Kanye West
Rihanna
T.I

Best Song
Robin Thicke – 'Lost Without You'
Amerie – 'Take Control'
Amy Winehouse – 'Rehab'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Sirens'
Neyo – 'Because of You'

Best Video
Amy Winehouse – 'Back to Black'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Sirens'
Kanye West – 'Stronger'
Pussycat Dolls – 'Wait a Minute'
Rihanna – 'Umbrella'

Best UK Newcomer
Mutya Buena
Sadie Ama
Tinchy Stryder
UnkleJam
N Dubz

Best Hip Hop
50 Cent
Common
Dizzee Rascal
Kano
Kanye West

Best R&B
Ne-Yo
Akon
Amy Winehouse
Lemar
Nathan

Best Reggae
Sean Kingston
Shaggy
Stephen Marley
Tony Matterhorn
Collie Buddz

Best Gospel
Priscilla Jones
4 Kornerz
BlushUK
G-Force
Jahaziel

Best Jazz
Abram Wilson
Byron Wallen
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Soweto Kinch
Wynton Marsalis

Best DJ
George Kay
Jigs
Rampage
Ras Kwame
Ronnie Herel
Semtex
Shortee Blitz
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood
Trevor Nelson

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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