Emeli Sande leads Mobo nominations

Emeli Sande and Plan B lead this year’s Mobo Awards nominations after receiving five each and they will both battle it out for Best Video, Best Song and Best Album.

Emeli Sande and Plan B lead this year’s Mobo Awards nominations after receiving five each.

The ‘Next To Me’ singer is up for a prize in five categories – Best Female, Best R&B/Soul Act, Best Video, Best Song and Best Album – while the ‘Ill Manors’ rapper is also up for Best Video, Best Song and Best Album as well as Best Male and Best Hip Hop/Grime Act.

The pair are closely followed by Rita Ora and Labrinth, who have four nominations each, while Ed Sheeran has an impressive three.

Emeli and Rita will have to battle it against Jessie J and Tulisa Contostavlos for Best Female and ‘X Factor’ judge Tulisa admits it’s strange to be nominated without her N-Dubz bandmates, Dappy and Fazer.

She said: ”It feels amazing. But pretty scary. It feels strange knowing all the past years I’ve been here it’s been with N-Dubz, so it’s a weird experience.”

Rebecca Ferguson and Jessie Ware complete the Best Female category.

Husband and wife Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles will compete against each other for the title of Best International Act, alongside the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Other nominees include Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks, Misha B and Nicki Minaj.

The awards take place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 3.

The full list of nominations for this year’s Mobo Awards are:

Best Female:

  • Emeli Sande
  • Jessie J
  • Jessie Ware
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Rita Ora
  • Tulisa

Best Male:

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Labrinth
  • Plan B
  • Professor Green
  • Rizzle Kicks
  • Wiley

Best Newcomer:

  • Alunageorge
  • Angel
  • Conor Maynard
  • Delilah
  • Jessie Ware
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Misha B
  • Rita Ora
  • Rudimental
  • Stooshe

Best R&B/soul act:

  • Angel
  • Emeli Sande
  • Labrinth
  • Maverick Sabre
  • Rebecca Ferguson

Best hip-hop/grime act:

  • Devlin
  • Plan B
  • Professor Green
  • Wiley
  • Wretch 32

Best Video:

  • Emeli Sande – ‘My Kind Of Love’
  • JLS – ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’
  • Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
  • Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah – ‘RIP’
  • Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’

Best Song:

  • Ed Sheeran – ‘Lego House’
  • Emeli Sande – ‘Next To Me’
  • Labrinth Ft Tinie Tempah – ‘Earthquake’
  • Michael Kiwanuka – ‘I’ll Get Along’
  • Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’

Best Album:

  • Ed Sheeran – ‘+’
  • Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
  • Labrinth – ‘Electronic Earth’
  • Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
  • Rita Ora – ‘Ora’

Best International Act:

  • Azealia Banks
  • Beyonce
  • Drake
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Nas
  • Ne-yo Motown
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rick Ross
  • Rihanna

Best Reggae Act:

  • Damian Marley
  • Konshens
  • Mr Vegas
  • Popcaan
  • Sean Paul

Best Jazz Act:

  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson
  • Femi Temowo
  • Roller Trio
  • Zara Mcfarlane
  • Zoe Rahman

Best African Act:

  • Amadou & Mariam
  • Cabo Snoop
  • Camp Mulla
  • D’Banj
  • Fally Ipupa
  • Fatoumata Diawara
  • P Square
  • Sarkodie
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • The Very Best

Best Gospel Act:

  • El Mafrex
  • Ni-cola
  • Rachel Kerr
  • RAM1
  • V9 Collective
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