MOBO Awards Nominations List

Tonight the nominees for the forthcoming 2010 MOBO Awards were announced. The awards will take place on 20th October in Liverpool.

Tinie Tempah leads the nominations with four nods, while Plan B follows with three nominations including Best Album and Best UK Act. There have been a few changes to this year’s categories, with US artists such as Beyonce and Rihanna are confined to the Best International Act category, and the Best DJ category has been removed.

Check out the categories below

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
Corrine 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 (Nig)
Hip Hop Pantsula (SA)
JJC (Nig)
Banky W. (Nig)
Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)
Angélique 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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