And the winner is… Well we won’t know that for another month, but we do know who has been nominated!

Jessie J leads the nominations for this years’ MOBO with an incredible five nominations, including best album for Who You are. The stunned purple head beauty said: ‘I am so honoured to be nominated. I have watched so many of the artists I look up to being nominated, winning awards and performing – it’s amazing to be in the company of such amazing talent. Thank you to the MOBO Awards and my fans for making this possible.’

Tinie Tempah and Adele are snapping closely at her heels with four nods each, with them both fighting for Best Song and Best Album.

Don’t Go Rapper, Wretch 32 also got four nominations including Best Song for the hypnotic, Traktor. Wretch said: ‘I grew up watching the MOBO Awards, so to be nominated for even just one award feels overwhelming. I was going to attend the Awards anyway but now I’ll be at a table ahhh yeah!’

Newbies Rizzle Kicks have received three nods for Best Newcomer, Best Video for Down with the Trumpets and Best UK hip-hop/grime act.

The names and nominations were announced in the swanky St Pancras Renaissance in west .

We’ll find out the winners at the MOBO Awards on October 5.

Here’s the full list for this year’s MOBO Awards.

Best UK Act
Chase & Status
Jessie J
Katy B
N – Dubz
Wretch 32
The Streets
Tinie Tempah

Best Newcomer In Association With Lebara Mobile ‘ Voted For By Facebook
Alex Clare
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jamie Woon
Jessie J
Loick Essien
Maverick Sabre
Rizzle Kicks
Wretch 32

Best Uk Hip Hop / Grime Act

Rizzle Kicks
Tinie Tempah
Wretch 32

Best Video

Chipmunk Ft. Chris Brown- Champion
Jessie J- Do It Like A Dude
Rizzle Kicks- Down With The Trumpets
Tinchy Stryder Ft. Dappy- Spaceship
Wiley- Numbers In Action

Best International Act

Alexis Jordan
Aloe Blacc
Bruno Mars
Cee Lo Green
Jason Derulo
Nicki Minaj
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa

Best Song In Association With PRS For Music
Adele- Someone Like You
Chase & Status Ft. Tinie Tempah- Hitz
Jessie J- Do It Like A Dude
Tinie Tempah- Wonderman
Wretch 32- Traktor

Best Album
Adele- 21
Chase & Status- No More Idols
Jessie J- Who You Are
Katy B- On A Mission
Tinie Tempah- Disc-Overy

Best Reggae
Damian Marley & Nas
Jah Cure

Best Jazz Act

Denys Baptiste
Gwilym Simcock
Kairos 4tet
Matthew Halsall

Best African Act

Cheikh Lo
Fatoumata Diawara
Owiny Sigoma Band
Seun Kuti
Spoek Mathambo
Vieux Farka Toure

Best Gospel Act

Bobby Bovell
Four Kornerz
Junior Garr
Triple O

Best UK R&B / Soul Act
Dionne Bromfield
Marsha Ambrosious
Mike Hough


By Rykesha Hudson