The nominations have been announced for the 16th annual MOBO Awards, with the ceremony taking place in Glasgow, Scotland this year on October 5; co-hosted by Jason Derulo and featuring a special performance from Boyz II Men, plus Jessie J, Katy B and Alexis Jordan among others.

Celebrating another year of ‘music of black origin’ and many of our recent homegrown success stories, this year’s nominees include a mixture of expected, near-household names and a host of quickly established newcomers; so-called “Team UK” has had one heck of a year and this year’s nominations list really reflects that.

Of course there’s the obligatory International Act category but for once, it’s truly our own stars taking up the spotlight this year; Jessie J and Adele lead the pack with five and four nominations each respectively, whilst Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah also nab four each; with all four of them going head-to-head against Chase & Status, Chipmunk, Example, Katy B, N-Dubz and The Streets in a bid to be crowned Best UK Act.

As with all awards shows, there’s always some dispute about who’s been missed off the list; or dubiously slipped onto it. This year’s shocker was saved ’til last, with newcomer Mike Hough up for Best UK R&B/Soul Act – alongside Adele, Dionne Bromfield, Marsha Ambrosius and Omar – armed with his voice and some impressive cover versions without so much as an album to his name. Never underestimate the power of YouTube….

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST UK ACT in association with Capital FM
Adele
Chase & Status
Chipmunk
Example
Jessie J
Katy B
N-Dubz
Wretch 32
The Streets
Tinie Tempah

BEST NEWCOMER association with Lebara Mobile – voted for by Facebook
Alex Clare
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jamie Woon
Jessie J
Loick Essien
Maverick Sabre
Rizzle Kicks
Yasmin
Wretch 32

BEST UK HIP HOP/GRIME ACT

Giggs
Rizzle Kicks
Tinie Tempah
Wiley
Wretch 32

BEST VIDEO
Chipmunk ft. Chris Brown – Champion
Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
Tinchy Stryder ft. Dappy – Spaceship
Wiley – Numbers In Action

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Alexis Jordan
Aloe Blacc
Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Cee Lo Green
Jason Derulo
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa

BEST SONG in association with PRS for Music

Adele – Someone Like You
Chase & Status ft. Tinie Tempah – Hitz
Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Tinie Tempah – Wonderman
Wretch 32 – Traktor

BEST ALBUM
Adele – 21
Chase & Status – No More Idols
Jessie J – Who You Are
Katy B – On A Mission
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

BEST REGGAE
Alborosie
Damian Marley & Nas
Jah Cure
Khago
Mavado

BEST JAZZ ACT
Denys Baptiste
Gwilym Simcock
Karios 4tet
Matthew Halsall
Usonic

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Cheikh Lo
D’Banj
Fatoumata Diawara
Liquideep
Owiny Sigoma Band
Seun Kuti
Smod
Spoek Mathambo
Viewux Farka Toure
Wizkid

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Bobby Bovell
Four Kornerz
Jayess
Junior Garr
Triple O

BEST UK R&B/SOUL ACT
Adele
Dionne Bromfield
Marsha Ambrosius
Mike Hough
Omar

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