Fresh off his Mercury Prize victory, Skepta is nominated for four MOBO Awards, with Kano and Laura Mvula getting four nods each.
The recent ascendency of grime to the British mainstream has once again been confirmed with the nominations for the 2016 Mobo Awards, with Kano and recent Mercury Prize winner Skepta both receiving multiple nominations.
Skepta, whose album Konnichiwa scooped the prestigious Mercury Prize last week, edging out records by the heavily-favoured David Bowie and Radiohead, is nominated for three awards, including Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act.
Skepta following his Mercury Prize victory in September 2016
A vintage year for grime and UK hip-hop at the 2015 MOBOs at Leeds Arena.
London MC Stormzy became the first winner of the newly created category of Best Grime Act, rounding off a year that’s seen him emerge onto the radar of the mainstream. Around 12 months ago, he was named on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 poll and became the first unsigned rapper to perform on ‘Later with Jools Holland’.
Significantly, he also won Best Male Act, beating out the likes of Mark Ronson and more established names like JME and Skepta.
Continue reading: Krept And Konan, Stormzy, FKA Twigs The Big Winners At 2015 MOBO Awards
Grime artists make a strong showing in the nominations for the 2015 MOBO Awards.
Grime artists account for 27 nominations in total across all available categories. London duo Krept And Konan, who scored a Top Ten hit with ‘Freak of the Week’ earlier in 2015, are nominated in four categories including Best Male, Best Song, Best Hip Hop and Best Album, the latter for their album The Long Way Home, which entered the UK charts at Number 2 back in July.
JME, the co-founder of the Boy Better Know record label and a big artist in his own right, is nominated in three of the same categories as Krept And Konan, except he’s up for Best Grime rather than Best Hip Hop.
Continue reading: JME, Krept And Konan And FKA Twigs Lead MOBO Awards Nominations
The 'Stay With Me' singer eclipsed everybody at the annual awards ceremony, which was televised live for the first time.
The Mobo Awards was hosted last night at the SSE Arena at Wembley, London, with British soul star Sam Smith making off with four awards. He won the gongs for Best RnB / Soul Act, Best Male, Best Song and Best Album.
Sam Smith dominated the MOBO Awards, taking home four trophies
Smith, 22, is having an astonishing year, with his debut album In The Lonely Hour currently the second biggest selling record of 2014 behind Ed Sheeran’s X. It has yielded two Number 1 singles in the shape of ‘Money On My Mind’ and ‘Stay With Me’. Earlier in the week, he also scooped a gong at the Q Awards. Indeed, by the time he picked up his final award of the evening he was running out of people to thank.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Dominates MOBO Awards