FKA Twigs Scores Two MOBO Nominations For Best Video

U.K. hip-hop and grime lead the charge in this year’s nominations, with Krept & Konan and JME gaining four nods each.

September 30, 2015

This year's nominations for the U.K.'s MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards were announced this morning. 2015's list is dominated by names from grime and U.K. hip-hop, with Krept & Konan and JME leading the way with four nominations each, including a Best Album nod for both. FKA Twigs is up for three awards—two in the Best Video category alone, for her self-directed visuals "Glass & Patron" and "Pendulum"—tying with neo-soul singer Lianne La Havas. Meanwhile, Skepta is up for Best Male, and Wiley is set to be honored with a new Paving The Way award for trailblazers whose careers have shaped their scene, which will include a paving stone being laid at his old school in Bow, east London, to immortalize his legacy.

This year's awards ceremony will take place at Leeds' First Direct Arena for the first time in its history on November 4 (tickets here), and will be broadcast on ITV2, so you won't have to miss out on live performances from Twigs and Krept & Konan. See below for the full list of nominees, and head over to the MOBO website from 9am tomorrow (Thursday October 1) to vote for your faves.

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Best Male

1. SKEPTA
2. MARK RONSON
3. KREPT AND KONAN
4. JME
5. STORMZY

Best Female

1. FKA TWIGS
2. LITTLE SIMZ
3. ELLA EYRE
4. LIANNE LA HAVAS
5. JESS GLYNNE

Best Album

1. KREPT AND KONAN ' 'THE LONG WAY HOME'
2. JME ' 'INTEGRITY'
3. LIANNE LA HAVAS ' 'BLOOD'
4. WILEY ' 'SNAKES & LADDERS'
5. JAMIE XX ' 'IN COLOUR'

Best Song (in association with First Direct)

1. MARK RONSON FEAT. BRUNO MARS ' 'UPTOWN FUNK'
2. SKEPTA ' 'SHUTDOWN'
3. TINIE TEMPAH FEAT. JESS GLYNNE ' 'NOT LETTING GO'
4. JME FEAT. GIGGS 'MAN DON'T CARE'
5. KREPT AND KONAN 'FREAK OF THE WEEK'

Best Video

1. STORMZY ' 'KNOW ME FROM'
2. FKA TWIGS ' 'PENDULUM'
3. RITA ORA FEAT. CHRIS BROWN 'BODY ON ME'
4. LETHAL BIZZLE ' 'FESTER SKANK'
5. FKA TWIGS ' 'GLASS & PATRON'

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Best Newcomer (in association with Virgin Trains East Coast)

1. BUGZY MALONE
2. SECTION BOYZ
3. NAO
4. BONKAZ
5. NICK BREWER
6. GEORGE THE POET
7. J HUS
8. SNAKEHIPS
9. SINEAD HARNETT
10. YUNGEN

Best International Album

1. DRAKE ' 'IF YOU'RE READING THIS ITS TOO LATE'
2. J. COLE ' '2014 FOREST HILL DRIVE'
3. KENDRICK LAMAR ' 'TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY'
4. DR DRE ' 'COMPTON: A SOUNDTRACK BY DR. DRE'
5. THE WEEKND ' 'BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS'
6. D'ANGELO ' 'BLACK MESSIAH'
7. JAZMINE SULLIVAN ' 'REALITY SHOW'
8. THE INTERNET ' 'EGO DEATH'
9. TYRESE ' 'BLACK ROSE'
10. A$AP ROCKY ' 'AT.LONG.LAST.ASAP'

Best Grime in association with BBC Radio 1Xtra

1. BUGZY MALONE
2. JME
3. LETHAL BIZZLE
4. SKEPTA
5. STORMZY

Best Hip-Hop

1. AKALA
2. KREPT AND KONAN
3. NINES
4. LITTLE SIMZ
5. LADY LESHURR

Best R&B/Soul Act

1. KWABS
2. ANDREYA TRIANA
3. SHAKKA
4. LIANNE LA HAVAS
5. JOSS STONE

Best African Act

1. FUSE ODG
2. DAVIDO
3. WIZKID
4. PATORANKING
5. MOELOGO
6. YEMI ALADE
7. AKA
8. MISTA SILVA
9. SHATTA WALE
10. SILVASTONE

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Best Reggae

1. STYLO G
2. CHRONIXX
3. OMI
4. POPCAAN
5. PROTOJE

Best Jazz

1. BINKER AND MOSES
2. JULIA BIEL
3. COURTNEY PINE
4. DAVID LYTTLE
5. POLAR BEAR

Best Gospel

1. CHOS3N
2. OLAEDO IBE
3. LEROY JOHNSON
4. NI-COLA
5. FAITH CHILD

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