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Mobos Boss Hits Back At Ed Sheeran

13th December 2014

The founder of Britain's Music Of Black Origin Awards (Mobos) has hit back at Ed Sheeran for alleging some pop prizegivings are "rigged".The Sing hitmaker recently claimed some awards are handed only to artists who...

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Ed Sheeran Takes Aim At Award Shows

12th December 2014

Pop star Ed Sheeran is convinced some music award shows are "rigged" because he has been promised honours that were then handed to other singers when he failed to show up to collect them.The Lego...

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Mobo Awards Afterparty Shut Down

24th October 2014

An official Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards afterparty was shut down on Wednesday night (22Oct14) due to overcrowding and rowdy behaviour.Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown, who co-hosted the ceremony, attended the bash in...

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Mel B Kicked Out Of Mobo Awards For Smoking - Report

23rd October 2014

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown was reportedly kicked out of the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards in London on Wednesday (22Oct14) for smoking inside the building.The singer co-hosted the ceremony at Wembley Arena...

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Sam Smith Dominates Mobo Awards

By Ed Biggs | 23rd October 2014

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,...

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Sam Smith Is Big Winner At Mobo Awards

23rd October 2014

Sam Smith was the toast of the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards in London on Wednesday night (22Oct14) when he picked up four top prizes, including the Best Album trophy for his hit debut...

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Fascinating Fact: 4407475

11th October 2014

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown will co-host the 2014 Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards alongside Tv presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford. The ceremony will be held at SSE Arena, Wembley in London on 22 October...

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Sam Smith Leads Mobo Nominations

23rd September 2014

British singer Sam Smith looks set to win big at the 2014 Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after scoring four nominations on Tuesday (23Sep13).The Money On My Mind hitmaker received a nod in the...

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Naughty Boy Wins Top Honours At Mobo Awards

20th October 2013

British producer Naughty Boy emerged victorious at the U.K.'s Music of Black Origin Awards (Mobos) on Saturday (19Oct13) after taking home two top honours.The songwriter, real name Shahid Khan, earned prizes for Best Song and...

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U.k. Rapper Wiley Leads Mobo Award Nominations

4th September 2013

British rapper Wiley will lead the way at the 2013 Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday (03Sep13).The London Mc, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, will battle it out...

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Robbie Williams Back At Number One In U.k.

4th November 2012

Former Take That star Robbie Williams has scored his first U.K. number one single in eight years.Candy topped the pop chart on Sunday (04Nov12), becoming the fastest-selling single by a male artist this year (12)...

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Emeli Sande Is Triple Threat At Mobo Awards

4th November 2012

Scottish soul sensation Emeli Sande was the toast of Britain's Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards in Liverpool, England on Saturday night (03Nov12), taking home a trio of trophies.The Heaven hitmaker picked up Best Album...

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Ed Sheeran Baffled By Mobo Nomination

25th October 2012

British singer Ed Sheeran is baffled he has been nominated for an honour at the Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards, branding the nod "weird".The flame-haired pop star is on the shortlist in the Best...

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Emeli Sande & Plan B Lead Mobo Awards Nominations

17th September 2012

Newlywed soul sensation Emeli Sande has been given an extra reason to smile after landing five nominations for Britain's Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards.The singer, who wed in Montenegro on Saturday (15Sep12), will battle...

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Jamelia Replaces Small In The Preston Passion

5th April 2012

British singer Jamelia will perform the final song of a U.K. televised contemporary version of The Passion as a last-minute replacement for M People's Heather Small.Small withdrew from the event on Wednesday (04Apr12) citing illness...

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Lily Allen Queries Jessie J's Awards Win

6th October 2011

Outspoken pop star Lily Allen has risked sparking a feud with Jessie J by questioning her triumph at the Mobo Awards.The Price Tag hitmaker dominated Britain's Music of Black Origin Awards (Mobos) on Wednesday (05Oct11)...

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Dappy To 'Break Barriers' With Solo Album

6th October 2011

Dappy's solo album will be "barrier breaking". The N-Dubz star - who scooped the Best Video award for his Tinchy Stryder collaboration 'Spaceship' at last night's (05.10.11) MOBO Awards - wants to help people with...

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Jessie J To Get Scooter For Mobos

5th October 2011

Jessie J is set to be given a mobility scooter so she can get around the MOBO Awards easily.The 'Do It Like A Dude' singer is up for four prizes at the ceremony which takes...

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Derulo Nervous About Hosting Mobos

4th October 2011

R&B star Jason Derulo is terrified ahead of his hosting slot at Britain's Mobo Awards on Wednesday (05Oct11), because he messed up the last time he presented at a prizegiving.The Whatcha Say hitmaker is set...

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Fascinating Fact 12104

21st September 2011

Organisers of this year's (11) Mobo Awards are planning to stage a tribute to late singer Amy Winehouse led by the star's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield at the ceremony on 5 October in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Jah Cure Banned From Mobos Over Rape Conviction

7th September 2011

Reggae star Jah Cure has been disqualified from Britain's Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after organisers were informed about his rape conviction.The musician, real name Siccature Alcock, was nominated in this year's (11) Best...

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Jessie J Needed Bone Transplant For Foot

5th September 2011

Jessie J had to have a bone transplant after breaking her foot.The 'Price Tag' singer injured herself when she jumped off stage during a concert rehearsal in June and she has revealed the break was...

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Jessie J And Adele Lead Mobo Award Nominations

31st August 2011

British pop star Jessie J will do battle with soul sensation Adele for the big prizes at the 2011 Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after landing a combined total of nine top nominations.The two...

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Derulo To Co-host Mobo Awards

26th August 2011

R&B star Jason Derulo will show off his presenting skills as co-host of this year's (11) Mobo Awards.The Whatcha Say hitmaker is set to front the prestigious Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards, which will...

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Jessie J Needs Physio On Broken Foot

26th July 2011

British singer Jessie J is facing intensive physiotherapy to heal her broken foot ahead of her live music comeback in October (11).The Price Tag hitmaker scrapped her entire summer (11) tour schedule last month (Jun11)...

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Jessie J To Make Comeback At Mobos

22nd July 2011

British pop star Jessie J will make her return to the stage at the upcoming Mobo awards, three months after breaking her foot and scrapping her entire summer (11) tour schedule.The Price Tag hitmaker fell...

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Kesha 'Most Fun' According To Taio Cruz

18th February 2011

Kesha is the "most fun" person Taio Cruz has worked with. The 'Dynamite' singer and producer has made tracks with Tinchy Stryder, Kylie Minogue, Pitbull and Travie McCoy, but admits the 'Tik Tok' singer was...

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Tinie Tempah To Go Teetotal?

7th January 2011

Tinie Tempah aspires to be teetotal, because he likes the "purity and discipline" of it.The 'Written In The Stars' rapper said although he still likes to drink alcohol at the moment, he eventually plans to...

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Professor Green Wants Brit Award

3rd January 2011

Professor Green is hoping for a BRIT Award nomination this year.The 'I Need You Tonight' hitmaker landed the trophy for Best UK Hip Hop/Grime Act at the 2010 MOBO awards, and is secretly hoping he'll...

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Rascal Moans About Mobo Award No-show

7th November 2010

Rapper DIZZEE RASCAL is upset with the organisers of Britain's MOBO awards, because he has yet to receive any of the trophies he has won at the ceremonies.The Bonkers hitmaker regularly sweeps the board at...

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