MC Stormzy, leads the nominees for this years Europe’s biggest Urban Music Award show , the 2017 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards which is Europe’s biggest Urban Music Award show.
Stormzy leads with a whopping five nominations for Best Male, Best Grime Act, Best Album for Gang Signs & Prayer, Best Song and Best Video for “Big For Your Boots”.
The 2017 MOBO Awards is to hold on the 29 NOVEMBER – FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LEEDS
Best International Act
BEST AFRICAN ACT
J Hus, Common Sense
Nines, One Foot Out
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32, Growing Over Life
J Hus, “Did You See”
Kojo Funds f. Abra Cadabra, “Dun Talkin’”
Not3s, “Addison Lee”
Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots”
Yungen f. Yxng Bane, “Bestie”
Bossman Birdie, “Walk The Walk”
J Hus, “Spirit”
Loyle Carner, “The Isle Of Arran”
Mist “Hot Property”
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”
BEST REGGAE ACT
BEST JAZZ ACT (Supported by Jazz FM)
BEST GOSPEL ACT (Supported by Premier Gospel)
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
ABOUT MOBO AWARDS
The MOBO Awards stands for “Music of Black Origin” and was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. The MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music. In 2009, the awards ceremony was held for the first time in Glasgow.
Since its inception in 1996, the MOBO Awards has truly become one of Europe’s biggest Music Award ceremonies, and perhaps the most important and influential event for music makers and fans. Celebrating excellence in music for more than 20 years, MOBO continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premiere outlet for recognising and honouring the artistic and technical achievements of exceptional British and international talent in the musical fields of Hip Hop, Grime, RnB/Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, and African music.
Global artists attending over the years have included Janet Jackson, Diddy, Jay Z, Rihanna, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, Tina Turner, Sade, Lionel Richie, Usher and Amy Winehouse, just to name a few.
From the outset MOBO has played an instrumental role in the careers of numerous UK artists such as Stormzy, Craig David, Rita Ora, Ms Dynamite, Krept and Konan, Kano, Section Boyz and Chip – giving them their very first big platform at the start of their journey to global success.
Beyond the awards, MOBO supports undiscovered talent in music via The Connect and MOBO UnSung, and across the wider creative industries via the MOBO Season and MOBOvation Talks, alongside our newly established charity, MOBO Trust, which aims to support young people in the creative industries via a MOBO Fund and an all-new MOBO Academy.