Published On: Sun, Sep 12th, 2010

Tinny, M3nsa, Wanlov Nominated For 2010 MOBO Awards

M3nsa,Tinny, Wanlov join other top African acts to compete for this year’s MOBO Award for Best African Act. The nominations

were announced recently and Tinie Tempah, N-Dubz, Professor Green, Plan B and Dizzee Rascal received the most nominations at this year’s awards in association with Lebara Mobile.

Celebrating its 15th year, the MOBO Awards has helped champion the extraordinary rise of urban music over the past two decades from niche to now leading the UK charts, and will celebrate the cream of British artists from the past year at its star-studded ceremony in Liverpool, on October 20th.

South London rapper Tinie Tempah, leads this year’s nominations having exploded onto the music scene in 2010, earning himself a staggering 4 nominations for Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Video and Best Song in association with PRSforMusic for his number 1 single “Pass Out”.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the MOBO Awards in the UK, this year’s Best UK Act in association with Lebara Mobile, Best International Act, and Best African Act will allstart off with 15 nominations each, giving talent the chance to be voted into the ultimate top 5 within their chosen category.

All of this year’s categories will be voted for by the public with the exception of both Best Jazz Act and Best Gospel Act – winners in these categories will be selected by specialists in these areas as part of the music panel.

Meanwhile the MOBO Tour is set to hit six of the UK’s hottest cities over six days between 13th October and 19th October 2010. By arrangement with Coda and SJM, the tour will be headlined by DJ and Boy Better Know frontmant, Skepta. The chart-topping emcee will take to the stage alongside a host of fresh, new urban talent. Also on the line is Aggro Santos, Donae’o, Scorcher, Mz Bratt, Jodie Connor, Maverick Sabre, Rough Diamondz, and Angel

And the nominees are…..

Best Newcomer

Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best UK R&B / Soul

Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean
Plan B

Best UK Hip Hop / Grime

Giggs
Professor Green
Skepta
Akala
Wiley

Best International Act

Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Rihanna
Eminem
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyonce
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz

Best Reggae

Damian Marley
Mavado
GYPTIAN
Vybz Kartel
GAPPY RANKS

Best Album

Plan B – “The Defamation of Strickland Banks”
JLS – “JLS”
N-Dubz “Against All Odds”
Chipmunk –“I Am Chipmunk”
Dizzee Rascal – “Tongue in Cheek”

Best Video – In association with MTV Base

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”
Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – “Frisky”
Tinchy Stryder – “You’re Not Alone”
Alesha Dixon – “Drummer Boy”
Dizzee Rascal – “Dirtee Disco”

Best UK Act – In association with Lebara Mobile

Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song – In association with PRS for Music

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – “Dirty Picture”
Tinie Tempah – “Pass Out”
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – “Playing With Fire”
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett – “I Need You Tonight”

Best African Act

K’Naan
P-Square
Hip Hop Pantsula
JJC
Banky W.
Concha Buika
Mulatu Astatke
Wanlov the Kubolor
Angélique Kidjo
M3NSA
Yuri Da Cunha
Tinny
Waldemar Bastos
Staff Benda Bilili
BLK JKS

Best Jazz Act

Robert Glasper
Brad Mehldau
Empirical
Phronesis
John McLaughlin

Best Gospel

Faith Child
Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman

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