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2017 MOBO AWARDS Music of Black Origin

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 & PrayerBest 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

Wizkid
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
Solange Knowles
SZA
Travis Scott

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido
Eugy
Juls
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Sarkodie
Tekno
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal
Wizkid

Best Male

Bugzy Malone
Chip
Dave
Giggs
J Hus
Maleek Berry
Mostack
Sampha
Skepta
Stormzy

Best Female

Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Lady Leshurr
Little Simz
Mabel
Nadia Rose
NAO
Ray BLK
Stefflon Don

Best Album

J Hus, Common Sense
Nines, One Foot Out
Sampha, Process
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32, Growing Over Life

Best Newcomer

Dave
Jorja Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyzz
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mist
Not3s
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane

Best Song

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”

Best Video

Bossman Birdie, “Walk The Walk”
J Hus, “Spirit”
Loyle Carner, “The Isle Of Arran”
Mist “Hot Property”
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

Best Hip-Hop

Giggs
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Nines
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32

Best Grime

AJ Tracey
Chip
P Money
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best R&B/Soul

Craig David
Jorja Smith
NAO
Ray BLK
Sampha

BEST REGGAE ACT

Aidonia
Alkaline
Chronixx
Damian Marley
Popcaan

BEST JAZZ ACT (Supported by Jazz FM)

Cleveland Watkiss
Daymé Arocena
Moses Boyd
Mr Jukes
Terrace Martin

BEST GOSPEL ACT (Supported by Premier Gospel)

Lurine Cato
Mali Music
S.O.
Triple O
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.