MOBO Awards 2008 Nominations

Published: Thursday 11th Sep 2008 by Sam
MOBO Awards 2008 Nominations That Grape Juice was on hand at the MOBO Awards 2008 Nominations Launch at the swanky Beach Blanket Babylon restaurant here in London yesterday. As I’m sure many of you know, the annual show celebrates the undeniable presence of Music of Black Origin in the contemporary music scene. The event, which was largely populated by press outlets, saw the nominations announced, as well as the show’s hosts – Mel B aka ‘Scary Spice’ and Rev Run.
Estelle leads the field with the nominations, notching up 5 noms. Check out the full list below:

BEST UK MALE

Dizzee Rascal
Jay Sean
Sway
Taio Cruz
Wiley

BEST UK FEMALE

Adele
Duffy
Estelle
Leona Lewis
M.I.A

BEST UK NEWCOMER

Bryn Christopher
Chipmunk
DJ Ironik
Skepta
T2

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Akon
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Jay Z
Kanye West
Mariah Carey
Mary J Blige
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Usher

BEST REGGAE

Beenie Man
Busy Signal
Etana
Mavado
Tarrus Riley

BEST JAZZ

Courtney Pine
Guy Barker
Lizz Wright
Tony Kofi
Yolanda Brown

BEST GOSPEL

Ekklesia
GreenJade
Jahaziel
Kirk Franklin
Tye Tribbett

BEST AFRICAN ACT

9ice
Asa
D’Banj Mo Hits Allstars
Faze
Hip Hop Pantsula
Jozi
Jua Cali
Magic System
P-Square
Wahu

BEST SONG

American Boy – Estelle
Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal
Lollipop – Lil’ Wayne
Low -Flo Rida
Wearing My Rolex – Wiley

BEST R&B / SOUL

Chris Brown
Estelle
Jay Sean
Ne-Yo
Usher

BEST HIP HOP

Dizzee Rascal
Jay Z
Lil’ Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
Wiley

BEST VIDEO

Bashy – Kidulthood to Adulthood
Estelle – American Boy
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Tinchy Stryder – Stryderman
Will.i.am – Heartbreaker

BEST ALBUM

Alicia Keys – As I Am
Estelle – Shine
Leona Lewis – Spirit
Lil’ Wayne – The Carter III
Usher – Here I Stand

The 2008 MOBO Awards take place at Wembley Arena, London on October 15th; and will air live on BBC Three at 9pm.

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  1. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    I’m glad my girl Estelle got the most nominations.

  2. Webbie September 11, 2008

    Why was Kelly Rowland shut out of the best international catergory? Work was a big hit over in Europe right????? She should be there instead of Akon.

    Good for Leona too.

  3. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    Hmm…i think Leona should hav had the most nominations…is everybody forgettin all her talent?? I hope she can win at least one…i’m really proud of Estelle too…

  4. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    I h** Alicia wins in her categories..

  5. Greg September 11, 2008

    Im going. Bought my tickets yesterday

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