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Jason Gregory

18:55 8th September 2010

Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for this year’s MOBO awards with four nods.

The South London rapper’s nominations include Best Video and Best Song for his number one hit ‘Pass Out’.

Tinie Tempah is also nominated for Best Newcomer alongside Professor Green, Scorcher, Labrinth and Devlin.

Tinie Tempah and Professor Green are also shortlisted for Best UK Act, as are Roll Deep, Leona Lewis, Plan B, N-Dubz and Giggs.

The nominees for Best song are Taio Cruz, N-Dubz and Mark Ronson and The Business ITNL.

The shortlist for Best International Act includes Jay-Z, Drake, Eminem, Rihanna, Janelle Monae and Lil’ Wayne.

Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO, said she was “very proud of the level of talent in the UK today and extremely pleased with the dominance of  MOBO music artists in the charts both here and in the US”.

The 15th MOBO awards will be given out during a ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 20.

The 2010 MOMO awards nominees are:
 
Best Newcomer

Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best UK Act

Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha - 'Dirty Picture'
Tinie Tempah - 'Pass Out'
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson - 'Playing With Fire'
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - 'Bang, Bang, Bang'
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett - 'I Need You Tonight'
 
Best UK R&B / Soul


Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean
Plan B
 
Best UK Hip Hop / Grime

Giggs
Professor Green
Skepta
Akala
Wile
 
Best International Act

Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Rihanna
Eminem
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyonce
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz
 
Best Reggae

Damian Marley
Mavado
GYPTIAN
Vybz Kartel
GAPPY RANKS
 
Best Album

Plan B – 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks'
JLS – 'JLS'
N-Dubz - Against All Odds'
Chipmunk – 'I Am Chipmunk'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Tongue N' Cheek'

Best Video

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - 'Bang, Bang, Bang'
Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – 'Frisky'
Tinchy Stryder – 'You’re Not Alone'
Alesha Dixon – 'Drummer Boy'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Dirtee Disco'
 
Best African Act

K'Naan (Somalia)
P-Square (Nig)
Hip Hop Pantsula (SA)
JJC (Nig)
Banky W. (Nig)
Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)
Angélique Kidjo (Benin)
M3NSA (Ghana)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
Tinny (Ghana)
Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe)
Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)
BLK JKS (South Africa)
 
Best Gospel Act

Faith Child
Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman
 
Best Jazz Act


Robert Glasper - 'Double Booked'
Brad Mehldau - 'Highway Rider'
Empirical - 'Out 'n' In'
Phronesis – 'Alive'
John McLaughlin – 'To the One'

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