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MOBO+Awards+Nominations+Launch+Inside+Arrivals+QWqs89waCSdlNext month marks the 15th year of the MOBO awards, with a bigger-than-ever list full of successful UK Urban acts.
Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards with the chart-topping U.K. rapper up for four awards at the ceremony.

Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year’s ceremony takes place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Oct. 20 and it will be televised live on BBC Three.

“MOBO music is now the U.K. mainstream,” said the organizers in a statement. The nominees were unveiled at the May Fair Hotel in London this week. They were decided by a music panel of DJs, music editors, journalists, broadcasters and other tastemakers.

MOBO is also capitalizing on the success of the genre and helping new talent with new activities, including the first ever national MOBO Tour. It will call at six U.K. cities in October and feature Skepta, Aggro Santos, Mz Bratt and Scorcher, who also attend the nominations.

“I am very proud of the level of talent in the U.K.,” said Kanya King, CEO and founder of MOBO, in a statement.

Here is the complete list of 2010 MOBO Nominations:

Best Newcomer
Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best U.K. 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 U.K. R&B/Soul
Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean
Plan B

Best U.K. 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” (679/Atlantic)
JLS – “JLS” (Epic)
N-Dubz “Against All Odds” (UMTV)
Chipmunk -“I Am Chipmunk” (Jive/Columbia)
Dizzee Rascal – “Tongue in Cheek” (Dirtee Stank)

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 (Nigeria)
Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
JJC (Nigeria)
Banky W. (Nigeria)
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
Brad Mehldau
Empirical
Phronesis
John McLaughlin

 

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