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Nominations Announced for the MOBO Awards 2010!

Nominations Announced for the MOBO Awards 2010!

Tinie Tempah, N-Dubz, Professor Green, Plan B and Dizzee Rascal lead with the most nominations at this year’s prestigious 2010 MOBO Awards in association with Lebara Mobile, once again highlighting British ‘MOBO Music’ domination of the UK’s singles chart and proving that MOBO music is now the UK mainstream.

Celebrating its 15th year, the MOBO Awards has helped champion the extraordinary rise of urban music over the past two decades from niche to now leading the UK charts, and will celebrate the cream of British artists from the past year at its star-studded ceremony in Liverpool, on October 20th.

Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO:
‘I am very proud of the level of talent in the UK today and extremely pleased with the dominance of MOBO music artists in the charts both here and in the US, what a massive change compared to when we started 15 years ago! In the past year alone we have seen 2 out of every 3 number 1 hits was from urban artists! To commemorate our milestone year we are launching various new activities as part of MOBO Organisation’s ongoing growth’.

South London rapper Tinie Tempah, leads this year’s nominations having exploded onto the music scene in 2010, earning himself a staggering 4 nominations for Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Video and Best Song in association with PRSforMusic for his number 1 single “Pass Out”.

And it’s the boys who also dominate this year’s Best Newcomer category with UK rappers Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Scorcher and Devlin battling it out with new UK singer Labrinth for the coveted title.

This year MOBO has given a nod to UK Grime music’s unquestionable impact and growth within music over the past few years, now combining the Hip Hop category to make Best UK Hip Hop / Grime, which sees the likes of UK’s finest Giggs, Professor Green, Skepta, Akala and Roll Deep’s Wiley all head to head to win.

The UK ladies certainly still get a look in though with Alexandra Burke, M.I.A. and Leona Lewis up for Best UK Act as well as Alesha Dixon fighting for Best Video in association with MTV Base, for her latest single ‘Drummer Boy’.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the MOBO Awards in the UK, this year’s Best UK Act in association with Lebara Mobile, Best International Act, and Best African Act will all start off with 15 nominations each, giving talent the chance to be voted into the ultimate top 5 within their chosen category.

All of this year’s categories will be voted for by the public with the exception of both Best Jazz Act and Best Gospel Act – winners in these categories will be selected by specialists in these areas as part of the music panel.

And the nominees are.....

Best Newcomer

Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin


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 International Act

Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Rihanna
Eminem
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyonce
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz


Best Reggae

Damian Marley
Mavado
GYPTIAN
Vybz Kartel
GAPPY RANKS


Best Album

Plan B – “The Defamation of Strickland Banks”
JLS – “JLS”
N-Dubz “Against All Odds”
Chipmunk –“I Am Chipmunk”
Dizzee Rascal – “Tongue in Cheek”


Best Video - In association with MTV Base

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - "Bang, Bang, Bang"
Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – "Frisky"
Tinchy Stryder – "You’re Not Alone"
Alesha Dixon – "Drummer Boy"
Dizzee Rascal – "Dirtee Disco"


Best UK Act - In association with Lebara Mobile

Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis


Best Song - In association with PRS for Music

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha - "Dirty Picture"
Tinie Tempah - "Pass Out"
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson - "Playing With Fire"
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - "Bang, Bang, Bang"
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett - "I Need You Tonight"


Best African Act

K'Naan
P-Square
Hip Hop Pantsula
JJC
Banky W.
Concha Buika
Mulatu Astatke
Wanlov the Kubolor
Angélique Kidjo
M3NSA
Yuri Da Cunha
Tinny
Waldemar Bastos
Staff Benda Bilili
BLK JKS


Best Jazz Act

Robert Glasper
Brad Mehldau
Empirical
Phronesis
John McLaughlin


Best Gospel

Faith Child
Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman

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