MOBO nominations announced

The urban music acts, Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, N-Dubz and Chipmunk feature among the most nominated at the 2009 MOBO Awards, revealed today.

Leading the nominations is last year’s Best Newcomer winner, teenage rapper Chipmunk, who has earned four nominations as Best UK Act, Best Hip Hop Act, Best Video and Best Song for the top ten single “Diamond Rings” featuring Glasgow’s own Emelie Sande.

Reality TV stars dominate the Best Newcomer category with X Factor finalists JLS and Alexandra competing head to head once again for the title, alongside Eurovision contestant and R&B pop superstar in the waiting, Jade Ewen. Irish, soul singer Laura Izibor and London based MC, Master Shortie complete the newcomer line-up. Oritse, from the boy band JLS said: “There are very few platforms for new talent; while we got our chance through the X Factor...”

Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Keri Hilson are among those vying for the prestigious 'best International Act' award.

Winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Glasgow, on 30 September, the first time in 14 years that the urban music awards have left London. Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO: said: “The fact that we are holding the awards in Glasgow this year is testament to the fact that MOBO Music is the sound of Britain as a whole. The reception from Scotland has been great and we cannot wait to put on our show up there.”



FULL LIST OF 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

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