Following our return to London in 2014, we headed to Leeds in 2015 to celebrate our 20th anniversary and the very best of British urban music in the amazing First Direct Arena. Hosted by Sarah-Jane Crawford, stars including Idris Elba, Rita Ora, CeeLo Green, FKA twigs, Stormzy, Krept and Konan, Tinie Tempah, Lethal Bizzle, Naughty Boy and Lenny Henry also attended.
 
The night belonged to Stormzy and Krept and Konan; they each walked away with two awards and topped their success from last year’s ceremony.
 
Ella Eyre walked away with Best Female Act after being crowned Best Newcomer in 2014 and Section Boyz proved victorious as they scooped Best Newcomer. FKA twigs won her very first MOBO Award for Best Video and Fuse ODG won Best African Act for the third time in a row!
 
We were treated to incredible performances from the likes of Rita Ora, FKA twigs, Krept and Konan, Ella Eyre, Naughty Boy, Shakka, Section Boyz, Lianne La Havas, Lethal Bizzle, Fuse ODG and CeeLo Green. We honoured Lenny Henry with a MOBO: Paving the Way Award and CeeLo Green with a MOBO Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
 
2015 also marked the launch of our very first MOBO Awards pre-show. Celebrating artists within the genres of R&B/Soul, Jazz and Gospel, we presented Shakka, Binker and Moses and Faith Child with the first set of awards at an intimate event in London.

 

  • BEST ALBUM

    Winner: Krept & Konan

    Album: The Long Way Home

  • BEST SONG

    Winner: Skepta

    Song: Shutdown

  • BEST MALE

    Winner: Stormzy

  • BEST FEMALE

    Winner: Ella Eyre

  • BEST NEWCOMER

    Winner: Section Boyz

  • BEST VIDEO

    Winner: FKA twigs

    Video: Pendulum (Directed by FKA twigs)

  • BEST GRIME ACT

    Winner: Stormzy

  • BEST HIP HOP ACT

    Winner: Krept and Konan

  • BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

    Winner: Shakka

  • BEST REGGAE ACT

    Winner: Popcaan

  • BEST GOSPEL ACT

    Winner: Faith Child

  • BEST JAZZ ACT

    Winner: Binker and Moses

  • BEST AFRICAN ACT

    Winner: Fuse ODG

  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM

    Winner: Drake

    Album: If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

  • MOBO INSPIRATION AWARD

    Winner: Idris Elba

  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

    Winner: CeeLo Green