MOBO 2016 Nominations Announced Taneisha Nicole September 22, 2016 It has been an exciting year for British music and the MOBO Awards are back again in celebration of Music of Black Origin and to remind us of it’s year in music. It is undeniable that Grime music looks to be growing from strength to strength in the scene, not to mention UK Hip Hop as a genre of music is really holding it’s own in the mainstream. This year the success of Skepa‘s growing career from his album ‘Konnichiwa‘ and his recent Mercury Prize win, as well as Gigg‘s album ‘Landlord‘ also debuting at the number 2 spot in the official UK Album charts. Section Boyz working with Chris Brown….. This year’s MOBO noms is lead by Kano and Laura Mulva, whom are both Mercury nominees and are nominated in four categories. The artists named above are just to name a few of those nominated who have definitely made some moves this year, making the voting process a little challenging. Check out some of the nominations below: BEST SONG Craig David x 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) J.Hus “Friendly” (Produced by J5) Lethal Bizzle “Wobble” (Produced by Diztortion) BEST HIP HOP ACT Giggs Section Boyz Little Simz Fekky Wretch 32 BEST FEMALE ACT Lady Leshurr Katy B Laura Mvula Little Simz Nao BEST MALE ACT Craig David Kano Skepta Tinie Tempah Stormzy 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 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 This years nominations were revealed last night (September 21) at Ronnie Scotts in London, with the main ceremony be held on November 4th in Glasglow. Head over to the MOBO website and get voting for your favourite artists. Share this TEA:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.