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Krept And Konan, JME, FKA twigs Lead Mobo Awards Nominations

Shante' Merida

 // Sep 30, 2015

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Krept and Konan, JME and FKA twigs lead nominees for the 20th Mobo Awards, which celebrate the best black music in Great Britain.

The Boy Better Know label cofounder JME notched four nods, alongside JME rap duo Krept and Konan. Their latter pair's debut album The Long Way Home became the highest-charting UK hip-hop record when it debuted at No 2, is up for: Best Male, Best Hip-Hop Act, Best Song and Best Album.

FKA twigs is up for three awards: Best Female, and Best Video for her “Pendulum” and “Glass & Patron” videos. Other notable artists to be celebrated this year include Mark Ronson, Ella Eyre, and newcomer Little Simz.

Check out the nominations below; the Mobo Awards take place at First Direct Arena on November 4th.

MOBO Best Newcomer (In association with Virgin Trains East Coast)

Bugzy Malone

Section Boyz

Nao

Bonkaz

Nick Brewer

George The Poet

J Hus

Snakehips

Sinead Harnett

Yungen

MOBO Best Video

Stormzy “Know Me From” (Directed by Serious Black)

FKA Twigs “Pendulum” (Directed by FKA Twigs & Paula Harrowing)

FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron” (Directed by FKA Twigs)

Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown “Body On Me” (Directed Colin Tilley)

Lethal Bizzle “Fester Skank” (Directed by Ludovic and Zotto)

MOBO Best Female Act

FKA Twigs

Little Simz

Ella Eyre

Lianne La Havas

Jess Glynne

MOBO Best Male Act

Skepta

Mark Ronson

Krept and Konan

Jme

Stormzy

MOBO Best Song (In association with First Direct)

Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”

Skepta “Shutdown”

Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne “Not Letting Go”

Jme Feat. Giggs “Man Don’t Care”

Krept and Konan “Freak Of The Week”

MOBO Best Album

Krept and Konan - The Long Way Home

Jme - Integrity>

Lianne La Havas – Blood

Wiley – Snakes & Ladders

Jamie XX – In Colour

MOBO Best Grime Act (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)

Bugzy Malone

Jme

Lethal Bizzle

Skepta

Stormzy

MOBO Best R&B/Soul Act

Kwabs

Shakka

Lianne La Havas

Andreya Triana

Joss Stone

MOBO Best Hip Hop Act

Akala

Krept and Konan

Little Simz

Lady Leshurr

Nines

MOBO Best International Album

Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Dr. Dre – Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

The Internet – Ego Death

Tyrese – Black Rose

A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.ASAP

MOBO Best African Act

Wizkid

Fuse ODG

Silvastone

Davido

Patoranking

Moelogo

Yemi Alade

AKA

Mista Silva

Shatta Wale

MOBO Best Reggae Act

Stylo G

Chronixx

OMI

Popcaan

Protoje

MOBO Best Gospel

Chos3n

Olaedo Ibe

Leroy Johnson

Ni-Cola

Faith Child

Video
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