The nominees for the MOBO Awards 2016 have been revealed

Laura Mvula and Kano lead the pack with four nominations each

MOBO Awards

The nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards have been announced. The Awards celebrate and recognise artists who create music of black origin, with some of the biggest names in urban music attending.

This year, Laura Mvula and Kano lead the pack with four nominations each, whilst Mercury Prize winner Skepta is nominated for three awards. In the ‘Best International Act’ category, Beyoncé, Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Rihanna are among those battling it out to win the prize.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

BEST MALE ACT

Craig David

Kano

Skepta

Tinie Tempah

Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT

Lady Leshurr

Katy B

Laura Mvula

Little Simz

Nao

BEST NEWCOMER

67

AJ Tracey

Avelino

Izzy Bizu

Mostack

Kojey Radical

Nadia Rose

Ray Blk

Anne-Marie

WSTRN

BEST ALBUM

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room

Giggs – Landlord

Kano – Made In The Manor

Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

Skepta – Konnichiwa

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Giggs

Section Boyz

Little Simz

Fekky

Wretch 32

BEST SONG

Craig David Feat. Big Narstie “When The Bassline Drops”

(Produced by White N3rd)

Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley “3 Wheel-Ups”

(Produced by Swifta Beater)

Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson “Girls Like

(Produced by NANA ROGUES)

WSTRN “In2”

(Produced by PRGRSHN for PARALLEL)

Jorja Smith “Blue Lights”

(Produced by Joice)

Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin “Runnin’”

(Produced by Naughty Boy)

Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan “Robbery (Remix)”

(Produced by Yamaica)

Chase & Status Feat. Frisco “Funny”

(Produced by Chase & Status)

Ghetts – “You Dun Know Already”

(Produced by Sir Spyro)

M.O “Who Do You Think Of”

(Produced by Fred Gibson)

J.Hus “Friendly”

(Produced by J5)

Lethal Bizzle “Wobble”

(Produced by Diztortion)

BEST VIDEO

Laura Mvula – ‘Phenomenal Woman’ (Directed by Alex Southam)

Kojey Radical – ‘Footsteps’ (Directed by The Rest)

M.I.A – ‘Borders’ (Directed by M.I.A)

Nadia Rose – ‘Skwod’ (Directed by Reece Proctol)

Bugzy Malone – ‘Moving’ (Directed by Bugzy Malone)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Nao

James Blake

Michael Kiwanuka

Laura Mvula

Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)

AJ Tracey

Kano

Chip

Skepta

Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

Anderson. Paak

Beyoncé

Bryson Tiller

Chance The Rapper

Drake

Frank Ocean

Kanye West

Kaytranada

PARTYNEXTDOOR

Rihanna

Justin Bieber

Tory Lanez

DJ Khaled

Major Lazer

Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT

Esperanza Spalding

Bill Laurance

Michael Janisch

Jacob Collier

Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Guvna B

Volney Morgan & New-Ye

Sarah Teibo

S.O

Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT

Popcaan

Alkaline

Spice

Protoje

Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

Mr Eazi

WizKid

Moelogo

Tekno Miles

Tiwa Savage

Yemi Alade

Olamide

Mista Silva

Eugy

Kwamz & Flava

Voting is open now, and the ceremony will take place on November 4 at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Who would you like to see take home a MOBO this year? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm a writer, charity shop manager, boyband lover and all round music fanatic.
Twitter: @lifeofkatrina
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