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2016 Is A Great Year For Grime As Skepta And Kano Dominate MOBO Awards Nominations


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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.

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Krept And Konan, Stormzy, FKA Twigs The Big Winners At 2015 MOBO Awards


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The Mobo Awards have been a triumph for British rap and grime artists, as Stormzy and Krept & Konan both took home two awards at the ceremony in Leeds last night.

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.

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Emma Watson - Mobo Awards 2015 - Arrivals at Mobo Awards - Leeds, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th November 2015

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Akala - Mobo Awards 2015 - First Direct Arena at Mobo Awards - Leeds, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th November 2015

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JME, Krept And Konan And FKA Twigs Lead MOBO Awards Nominations


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The recent renaissance in British grime music has been reflected in 2015’s Mobo Awards nominations, with JME and Krept and Konan scooping four nominations each.

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.

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Sam Smith Dominates MOBO Awards


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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.

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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.

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Vanessa Feltz - A variety of stars from the music industry attended the Mobo Awards 2014 which was held at Wembley arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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Amplify Dot - The Mobo Awards 2013 Nominations Launch at the Grand Connaught Rooms - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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