MOBO Awards 2021 Nominations Revealed

Published: Thursday 11th Nov 2021 by Sam

The MOBO Awards are back!

For more than two decades, the ceremony has served as the top honour for music of black origin in the UK.

This year’s edition of the world-renown show brings with it the return of a live audience format at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Set to take place on December 5, the 2021 MOBOs will be broadcast live on YouTube. BBC One will broadcast a special behind-the-scenes show featuring unseen moments and performances.

Ahead of the reveal of the hosts and names that’ll be blazing the stage, check out the full list of nominations – which include Wizkid, Megan Thee Stallion, Central Cee, Dave, Bree Runway, Tiwa Savage, Dave, and Ayra Starr below…

BEST MALE ACT

AJ TRACEY

CENTRAL CEE

DAVE

GHETTS

HEADIE ONE

POTTER PAYPER

BEST FEMALE ACT

ARLO PARKS

BREE RUNWAY

CLEO SOL

LITTLE SIMZ

SHAYBO

TIANA MAJOR9

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ARLO PARKS – “COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS”

CELESTE – “NOT YOUR MUSE”

CLEO SOL – “MOTHER”

DAVE – “WE’RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER”

GHETTS – “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”

HEADIE ONE – “EDNA”

SONG OF THE YEAR – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

A1 X J1 – ‘LATEST TRENDS’

CENTRAL CEE – ‘COMMITMENT ISSUES’

DAVE FEAT. STORMZY – ‘CLASH’

ENNY FEAT. AMIA BRAVE – ‘PENG BLACK GIRLS’

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’

TION WAYNE & RUSS MILLIONS, ARRDEE, BUGZY MALONE, BUNI, DARKOO, E1 (3X3), FIVIO FOREIGN & ZT (3X3) – ‘BODY (REMIX)’

BEST NEWCOMER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS

ARLO PARKS

ARRDEE

BACKROAD GEE

BERWYN

CENTRAL CEE

ENNY

JOY CROOKES

MIDAS THE JAGABAN

PINKPANTHERESS

WES NELSON

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BREE RUNWAY – ‘HOT HOT’ (DIRECTED BY JOCELYN ANQUETIL)

FREDO FEAT. DAVE – ‘MONEY TALKS’ (DIRECTED BY EDEM WORNOO)

LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. CLEO SOL – ‘WOMAN’ (DIRECTED BY LITTLE SIMZ)

M1LLIONZ – ‘LAGGA’ (DIRECTED BY TEEEEZY C)

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’ (DIRECTED BY FEMI LADI)

SLOWTHAI FEAT. A$AP ROCKY – ‘MAZZA’ (DIRECTED BY THE REST)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

BELLAH

CLEO SOL

JORJA SMITH

SAULT

TIANA MAJOR9

WSTRN

BEST GRIME ACT

BUGZY MALONE

CHIP

D DOUBLE E

FRISCO

GHETTS

SKEPTA

BEST HIP HOP ACT

DAVE

D-BLOCK EUROPE

FREDO

LITTLE SIMZ

POTTER PAYPER

SLOW THAI

BEST DRILL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRENCH

CENTRAL CEE

DIGGA D

HEADIE ONE

K TRAP

LOSKI

M1LLIONZ

RUSS MILLIONS

SR

TION WAYNE

UNKNOWN T

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

KANYE WEST

LIL NAS X

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POLO G

REMA

SKILLIBENG

WIZKID

YOUNG STONER LIFE (YOUNG THUG & GUNNA)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM

ASHLEY THOMAS AS HENRY IN ‘THEM’

DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT IN ‘SNOWFALL’

DANIEL KALUUYA AS FRED HAMPTON IN ‘JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH’

 LETITIA WRIGHT AS ALTHEIA JONES-LECOINTE IN ‘SMALL AXE’

MICHEAL WARD AS FRANKLYN IN ‘SMALL AXE’

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

CHARLENE WHITE

CHUNKZ & YUNG FILLY

HARRY PINERO

HENRIE KWUSHUE

JULIE ADENUGA

MAYA JAMA

MO GILLIGAN

MUNYA CHAWAWA

NELLA ROSE

ZEZE MILLZ

BEST GOSPEL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

CECE WINANS

GUVNA B

KIRK FRANKLIN

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

S.O.

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT

AYRA STARR

BURNA BOY

CKAY

DAVIDO

KING PROMISE

NSG

REMA

TEMS

TIWA SAVAGE

WIZKID

BEST REGGAE ACT

LILA IKE

POPCAAN

SEAN PAUL

SHENSEEA

SKILLIBENG

SPICE

BEST JAZZ ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC 6MUSIC

ALFA MIST

BLUE LAB BEATS

EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY

JACOB COLLIER

NUBIYAN TWIST

SONS OF KEMET

BEST PRODUCER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPLEX UK

GOTCHA

JAE 5

JULS

M1ONTHEBEAT

P2J

TSB

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 11, 2021

    NOPE, no Cardi! 👀 I see Queens Doja and Meg though! 🔥

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