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MOBO Awards announce nominees – plus how to get tickets for the ceremony

The countdown is on till the MOBO Awards on 4 November, and today the full list of nominees have been revealed.

The Music Of Black Origin (aka MOBO) Awards has always been a prestigious occasions in the UK music calendar, in part because it has valiantly supported some of our more overlooked music genres – from Grime, only coming into the mainstream in the last few years, to the often forgotten jazz, reggae and R&B scenes that continue to pack out venues up and down the country.  Past winners have included recent of the Mercury Prize conqueror Skepta, pop fave Sam Smith, the glorious Laura Mvula, and Sean Paul…

What makes the MOBOs even more special is the fact that all winner are voted for by the public! So, who is in line for a MOBO in 2016, how do you vote, and how do you get tickets to the show? No fear, we’ve got all the answers here:

Getting your tickets

Tickets for the ceremony on 4 November at The SEE Hydro in Glasgow are already on sale. You can get yours today at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Your nominees

BEST MALE ACT
Craig David
Kano
Skepta
Tinie Tempah
Stormzy
BEST FEMALE ACT
Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

BEST NEWCOMER
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AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-Marie
WSTRN

BEST ALBUM
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa

BEST HIP HOP ACT
Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

BEST SONG
Craig David Feat. Big Narstie – When The Bassline Drops
Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley – 3 Wheel-Ups
Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
WSTRN – In2
Jorja Smith – Blue Lights
Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’
Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan – Robbery (Remix)
Chase & Status Feat. Frisco  – Funny
Ghetts – You Dun Know Already
M.O – Who Do You Think Of
J.Hus – Friendly
Lethal Bizzle – Wobble

BEST VIDEO
Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman
Kojey Radical – Footsteps
M.I.A – Borders
Nadia Rose – Skwod
Bugzy Malone – Moving

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Nao
James Blake<
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
(This category will be reduced to five final nominees on 17 October)
Anderson. Paak
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT
Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT
Guvna B
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT
Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT
(This category will be reduced to five final nominees on 17  October)
Mr Eazi
WizKid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava

How to vote

You can vote for all categories right now, right here!

Tickets for the ceremony on 4 November at The SEE Hydro in Glasgow are already on sale. You can get yours today at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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