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October 17, 2017

The nominees for the MOBO awards 2017 have been announced

By Jack Rear

The MOBO awards are coming in November, which means its time to reveal the nominees.

The awards celebrate the best music of black origin from the UK and are one of the most prestigious awards which focus on black artists. The award show will take place on Wednesday 29th November at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. If you want to buy tickets to the aforementioned event you can do so here. Prices start at £25.84.

However, the main focus of today is to reveal the nominees in each of the various categories. So, without further ado, here they all are:

2017 MOBO award nominees:

Best Gospel Act:

  • Lurine Cato
  • Triple O
  • Mali Music
  • S.O.
  • Volney Morgan and New-Ye

Best Reggae Act:

  • Aidonia
  • Alkaline
  • Chronixx
  • Damian Marley
  • Popcaan

Best African Act:

  • Davido
  • Eugy
  • Juls
  • Maleek Berry
  • Mr Eazi
  • Sarkodie
  • Tekno
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Wande Coal
  • Wizkid

Best Hip Hop Act:

  • Giggs
  • Little Simz
  • Stefflon Don
  • Loyle Carner
  • Wretch 32
  • Nines

Best Jazz Act:

  • Cleveland Watkiss
  • Daymé Arocena
  • Moses Boyd
  • Mr Jukes
  • Terrace Martin

Best R&B/Soul Act:

  • Craig David
  • Jorja Smith
  • Nao
  • Ray Blk
  • Sampha

Best Grime Act:

  • AJ Tracey
  • Chip
  • P Money
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy
  • Wiley

Best Newcomer:

  • Kojo Funds
  • Stefflon Don
  • Yxng Bane
  • Jorja Smith
  • Not3s
  • Lotto Boyz
  • Dave
  • Mist
  • Mabel
  • Loyle Carner

Best Female Act:

  • Emilie Sandé
  • Jessie Ware
  • Jorja Smith
  • Nao
  • Nadia Rose
  • Ray BLK
  • Stefflon Don
  • Mabel
  • Little Simz
  • Lady Leshurr

Best Male Act:

  • Bugzy Malone
  • Chip
  • Dave
  • Giggs
  • J Hus
  • Maleek Berry
  • Mostack
  • Sampha
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Best International Act:

  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Migos
  • Solange Knowles
  • SZA
  • Travis Scott
  • Wizkid

Best Album:

  • J Hus – “Common Sense”
  • Sampha – “Process”
  • Stormzy – “Gang Signs & Prayer”
  • Wretch 32 – “Growing Over Life”
  • Nines – “One Foot Out”

Best Video:

  • J Hus – “Spirit”
  • Stormzy – “Big For Your Boots”
  • Bossman Birdie – “Walk The Walk”
  • Mist – “Hot Property”
  • Loyle Carner – “The Isle Of Arran”

Best Song:

  • JHus – “Did You See”
  • Kojo Funds – “Dun Talkin”
  • Not3s – “Aladdin”
  • Stormzy – “Big For Your Boots”
  • Yungen – “Bestie”

You can vote for your favourite acts on the official MOBO awards 2017 website.

In addition, it was announced today that from next year, a new category for Best Producer will be introduced to the awards. Considering that none of these artists would get very far without their producers, it’s probably only fair!

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