Nominations for the MOBO Awards have just been revealed. This year, the ceremony will take place on November 4.
On Wednesday, Sept 21, the announcement was made for the successful candidates for the 2016 MOBO Awards. Grime, hip hop, gospel, jazz, reggae, R&B and soul, all the genres of black music composed by British artists are celebrated each year since 1996.
The musicians who made the list this year are singer Laura Mvula and rapper Kano who were both nominated for four prizes. Skepta, the big winner of the Mercury Prize and this year grime sensation, will compete against Craig Davis, Tinie Tempah and Stormy for Best Male Act. Whereas on the ladies side, Lady Leshurr, Katy B, Little Simz and Nao face each other for the award of the Best Female Act.
The Music Of Black Origin Awards also reward international artists. This year, new comers Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak will rub shoulder with big acts such as Drake, Beyoncé and Kanye West .
Internet users are invited to vote for their favorite artiste on the award ceremony website, here.
BEST MALE ACT
BEST FEMALE ACT
Laura Mvula, The Dreaming Room
Kano, Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate
BEST HIP-HOP ACT
Craig David Feat. Big Narstie, “When The Bassline Drops”
Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley, “3 Wheel-Ups”
Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson, “Girls Like”
Jorja Smith, “Blue Lights”
Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin, “Runnin'”
Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan, “Robbery (Remix)”
Chase & Status Feat. Frisco, “Funny”
Ghetts, “You Dun Know Already”
M.O, “Who Do You Think Of”
Lethal Bizzle, “Wobble”
Laura Mvula, “Phenomenal Woman”
Kojey Radical, “Footsteps”
Nadia Rose, “Skwod”
Bugzy Malone, “Moving”
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Chance The Rapper
BEST JAZZ ACT
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
BEST REGGAE ACT
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Kwamz & Flava