Mobo Awards 2014 nominations: Sam Smith and Krept and Konan lead pack

Fuse ODG, Ghetts, Meridian Dan and Tinie Tempah are also up for awards

Antonia Molloy
Tuesday 23 September 2014 13:21
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Krept and Konan pictured at last year's Mobo Awards in Glasgow
Krept and Konan pictured at last year's Mobo Awards in Glasgow

Nominees have been announced for the 2014 Mobo Awards - with soul singer Sam Smith and hip hop duo Krept and Konan taking the lead with nominations in four categories each.

Fuse ODG, Ghetts, Meridian Dan and Tinie Tempah are all up for three awards, while FKA Twigs is flying the flag for female artists with three nominations.

Katy B and Marsha Ambrosius are both nominated for two awards.

Following a five-year hiatus, the awards ceremony will be held in London at the SSE Arena, Wembley on 22 October.

Kany King, founder of the Mobos said: "As we enter our 19th year, the Mobo Awards show promises to be bigger and more audacious than ever. This year's nominees represent an incredible crop of artists.

Fans can vote for their favourite artsist at mobo.com/voting

Here is the list of nominations in full:

MOBO Best Male Act
Fuse ODG
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Sam Smith
Tinie Tempah

MOBO Best Female Act
FKA Twigs
Jessie J
Katy B
Marsha Ambrosius
Rita Ora

MOBO Best Newcomer
Ella Eyre
FKA Twigs
Jess Glynne
Kwabs
Little Simz
M.O
Melissa Steel
Meridian Dan
MNEK
Raleigh Ritchie

MOBO Best International Act
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Drake
Iggy Azalea
J Cole
Jhene Aiko
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Pharrell
Trey Songz

MOBO Best Song
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell, "Sing"
Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul, "Dangerous Love"
Krept & Konan, "Don't Waste My Time"
Meridian Dan ft. Big H & JME, "German Whip"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

MOBO Best Video
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Jacob Banks, "Move With You"
Rudimental ft. Becky Hill, "Powerless"
Scorcher ft. Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari, "Work Get It"
Skepta ft. JME, "That's Not Me"

MOBO Best Album
Ghetts, Rebel With A Cause
Katy B, Little Red
Krept & Konan, Young Kingz
Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
Tinie Tempah, Demonstration

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MOBO Best Gospel Act
Annastasia Baker
J. Vessel
Kristyna Myles
Living Faith Connection Choir
Noel Robinson

MOBO Best Reggae Act
Alkaline
Chronixx
Popcaan
Stylo G
Tarrus Riley

MOBO Best Jazz Act
Andreas Varady
Jason Rebello
Peter Edwards
Phronesis
Zara McFarlane

MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
Fekky
G FrSH
Krept & Konan
Professor Green
Tinie Tempah

MOBO Best African Act
Afrikan Boy
Davido
DJ Clock
Dr Sid
Fuse ODG
Mafikozolo
Mista Silva
Tiwa Savage
Wiz Kid
Yemi Alade

MOBO Best Grime Act
Big Narstie
Ghetts
JME
Lethal Bizzle
Meridian Dan
Novelist
Skepta
Sox
Stormzy
Wiley

MOBO Best R&B / Soul Act
Daley
Estelle
Jessie Ware
Marsha Ambrosius
Sam Smith

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