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The Music of Black Origin better known as the MOBO awards are upon us. And the nominations for 2008 have been released. Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Leona Lewis and Wiley have topped the nomination listings this year.

The award show will take place on October 15th at Wembley Arena. This year’s hosts will come in the shape of Spice Girl Mel B and former Run DMC member Rev Run.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

Best UK Female
Adele
Duffy
Estelle
Leona Lewis
M.I.A.

Best UK Male
Dizzee Rascal
Jay Sean
Sway
Taio Cruz
Wiley
Best Video
‘Kidulthood to Adulthood’ – Bashy
“American Boy’ – Estelle
‘Bleeding Love’ – Leona Lewis
‘Stryderman’ – Tinchy Stryder
‘Heartbreaker – Will.i.am

Best International Act
Chris Brown
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Kanye West
Mariah Carey
Mary J Blige
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Akon
Usher

Best UK Newcomer
Bryn Christopher
Chipmunk
DJ Ironik
Skepta
T2

Best R&B / Soul
Chris Brown
Estelle
Jay Sean
Ne-Yo
Usher

Best Song
‘American Boy’ – Estelle
‘Dance Wiv Me’ – Dizzee Rascal
‘Lollipop’ – Lil ‘ Wayne
‘Low’ – Flo Rida
‘Wearing My Rolex’ – Wiley

Best Hip Hop Artist
Dizzee Rascal
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
Wiley

Best Album
‘As I Am’ – Alicia Keys
‘Shine’ – Estelle
‘Spirit’ – Leona Lewis
‘The Carter III’ – Lil’ Wayne
‘Here I Stand’ – Usher

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