JLS, Alexandra Burke and Leona up for Mobo Awards

Full list of Mobo Awards nominations announced with JLS, Leona, Alexandra Burke and Plan B all up for the prestigious statuettes

Nominees were announced last night at London's Mayfair Hotel and the ceremony was attendeed by stars including Alexandra Burke and Tinie Tempah. The awards ceremony will take place at Liverpool's Echo Arena on October 20

JLS, Leona Lewis and Plan B have all received a Best UK Act nomination with JLS and Plan B also receiving a Best Album nomination for JLS and The Defamation of Strickland Banks respectively.
Plan B
also received a third nomination for Best UK R&B Act.

Alesha Key was the recipient of a Best Video nomination for new single Drummer Boy and Rihanna, Beyonce' and Alicia Keys will be fighting it for the Best International Act award.


Mobo Awards nominees list:

Best Best Newcomer - Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Scorcher, Labrinth, Devlin.

Best UK Act - 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 - 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 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 N' Cheek.

Best Video - 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 African Act - K'Naan (Somalia), P-Square (Nigeria), Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa), JJC (Nigeria), Banky W (Nigeria), Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea), Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia), Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), M3nsa (Ghana), Yuri Da Cunha (Angola), Tinny (Ghana) Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe), Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa), Blk Jks (South Africa).

Best Gospel Act - Faith Child, Guvna B, Rachel Kerr, Jake Isaac, Beverley Trotman.

Best Jazz Act - Robert Glasper - Double Booked, Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider, Empirical - Out 'n' In, Phronesis - Alive, John McLaughlin - To the One.


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