MOBO Noms Announced


GLASGOW, Scotland (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — This year's slate of MOBO Awards nominations has been announced and leading the list of nominees is the winner for last year's best newcomer award, rapper Chipmunk who picked up noms for Best UK Act, Best Hip Hop Act, Best Video and Best Song.

Also posting with multiple nominations are Dizzee Rascal, N-Dubz Tinchy Stryder. Beyonce, Kayne West, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga and Akon are among the nominations for the Best International Artist

This year's Jazz nominees included Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot and Yolanda Brown.

One surprise nom was Vybz Kartel who picked up a nomination for Best Reggae act. Vybz Kartel, aka had his 2004 MOBO nominations controversially withdrawn due to homophobic lyrics, a frequent feature of dancehall music.

The MOBOS (Music Of Black Origin) Awards were established in 1995 and have been held annually since then. This year's awards ceremony will take place on September 30th at the SECC in Glasgow, marking the first time that the awards have been hosted outside of London.

Full List of Mobo Nominations

BEST UK ACT
Alesha Dixon
Bashy
Beverley Knight
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
DJ Ironik
Donae’o
Mr. Hudson
N-Dubz
Tinchy Stryder

BEST UK NEWCOMER
Alexandra Burke
Jade Ewen
JLS
Laura Izibor
Master Shortie

BEST R&B / SOUL ACT
Beverley Knight
Ciara
Jeremih
Keri Hilson
Lemar

BEST HIP HOP ACT
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
Drake
Eminem
Kanye West

BEST VIDEO
'Bonkers' – Dizzee Rascal
'Boy Does Nothing' – Alesha Dixon
'Diamond Rings' – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' – Beyonce
'Supernova' – Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Akon
Beyonce
Ciara
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Keri Hilson
Lady Gaga
Mariah Carey

BEST SONG
'Beat Again' – JLS
'Diamond Rings' – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' – K.I.G. Family
'Number One' – Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz
'Strong Again' – N-Dubz

BEST ALBUM
'808s and Heartbreaks' – Kanye West
'Catch 22' – Tinchy Stryder
'Catch Me If You Can' – Bashy
'I Am Sasha Fierce' – Beyonce
'Uncle B' – N-Dubz

BEST REGGAE
Movado
Sean Paul
Serani
Tarrus Riley
Vybz Kartel

BEST JAZZ ACT
Diana Krall
Herbie Hancock
Madeleine Peyroux
Melody Gardot
Yolanda Brown

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Amadou and Mariam
Baaba Maal
Eidee
Femi Kuti
K’Naan
Lira
Mujava
Nneka
Oumou Sangare
Salif Kelta

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Desire to Worship God
Kiki Sheard
Mary Mary
New Direction
Crew

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers