MOBO awards 2017 nominations: Stormzy leads, closely followed by J Hus

Loyle Carner, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don are nominated for three each

Stormzy in the video for 'Big For Your Boots'
Stormzy in the video for 'Big For Your Boots'

This year’s MOBO Award nominations have been announced, Stormzy leading the pack with five, including best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video.

Rapper J Hus closely follows the Grime MC closely with four nominations, while Loyle Carner, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don each have three.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat about the awards, J Hus — who released the Mercury-nominated album Common Sense earlier this year — said: "My music is getting better. I'm working harder and I appreciate it. I want to win all four."

Heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, and Solange are among those competing for best international act. The winners will be announced in Leeds on the 29 November.

J Hus performs at the O2 Arena as part of the BBK takeover

The MOBO nominations 2017 list in full

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 songs

J Hus – 'Did You See'

Kojo Funds feat. Abra Cadabra – 'Dun Talkin’

Not3s – 'Addison Lee'

Stormzy – 'Big For Your Boots'

Yungen feat. 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 act

Giggs

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

Best grime act

AJ Tracey

Chip

P Money

Skepta

Stormzy

Wiley

Best R&B/soul act

Craig David

Jorja Smith

NAO

Ray BLK

Sampha

Best international act

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Solange Knowles

SZA

Travis Scott

Wizkid

Best African act

Davido

Eugy

Juls

Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi

Sarkodie

Tekno

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Wizkid

Best reggae act

Aidonia

Alkaline

Chronixx

Damian Marley

Popcaan

Best jazz act

Cleveland Watkiss

Daymé Arocena

Moses Boyd

Mr Jukes

Terrace Martin

Best gospel act

Lurine Cato

Mali Music

S.O.

Triple O

Volney Morgan & New-Ye

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