Tuesday, December 12The Voice of London

MOBO Awards 2017 nominations

Report: Tracey Popoola | Subbing: Claudia Jackson

Grime artist Stormzy leads this year, followed by newcomer J Hus

 

This year’s MOBO Award nominations have finally been announced, and Stormzy is the front-runner with five nominations, including best grime act, best male and best video. ‘Did You See’ Rapper J Hus closely follows behind with four nominations, whilst female artists Stefflon Don and Jorja Smith both have three.

The MOBOs, which was founded in 1996 by CEO, Kanya King MBE, celebrates music of black origin in the UK, and also uses this awards show to celebrate the growth of influential genres that have been birthed within the last 15 years, including Afro-beats and Grime.

The awards ceremony will be taking place at Leeds First Direct Arena on 29 November.

 

Full MOBO nominations 2017 list

Best male

Bugzy Malone

Chip

Dave

Giggs

J Hus

Maleek Berry

Mostack

Sampha

Skepta

Stormzy

Best female

Emeli Sand

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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