Jessie J leads MOBO nominations

Chart-topping star Jessie J leads the field at this year’s Mobo Awards – and said her five nominations were “amazing”.

Chart-topping star Jessie J leads the field at this year’s Mobo Awards – and said her five nominations were “amazing”.

The 'Price Tag' singer was just ahead of Wretch 32, Adele and Tinie Tempah who were each shortlisted for four awards today.

The awards take place at Glasgow’s SECC on October 5, with US star Jason Derulo among the hosts.

Jessie J is up for best newcomer, best UK act, best album, best video and best song.

She said: “I am so honoured to be nominated. I have watched so many of the artists I look up to being nominated, winning awards and performing – its amazing to be in the company of such amazing talent.”

Adele – who has found global success with her second album 21 – is up against Jessie J for best album, along with Chase & Status, Katy B and Tinie Tempah.

The prize for best song will be fought out between Wretch 32, Adele, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Chase & Status.

Mobo founder Kanya King said: “We are very pleased with the level of this year’s nominees, including many emerging artists, some who have come from backgrounds where they haven’t been given a foot in the door, so-to-speak.”

Full list of nominations for the 2011 Mobo Awards, in association with Lebara Mobile, is:

:: Best UK Act:

Wretch 32


Katy B

Chase & Status

Tinie Tempah

Jessie J




The Streets

:: Best newcomer

Ed Sheeran

Wretch 32

Jessie J

Rizzle Kicks

Emeli Sande

Jamie Woon


Alex Clare

Loick Essien

Maverick Sabre

:: Best UK hip hop/grime act

Tinie Tempah


Wretch 32


Rizzle Kicks

:: Best video

Tinchy Stryder ft. Dappy – 'Spaceship'

Jessie J – 'Do It Like A Dude'

Wiley – 'Numbers In Action'

Rizzle Kicks – 'Down With The Trumpets'

Chipmunk ft Chris Brown – 'Champion'

:: Best international act

Cee Lo Green

Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa

Aloe Blacc

Snoop Dogg



Jason Derulo

Alexis Jordan

Bruno Mars

:: Best song

Wretch 32 – 'Traktor'

Adele – 'Someone Like You'

Tinie Tempah – 'Wonderman'

Jessie J – 'Do It Like A Dude'

Chase & Status ft Tinie Tempah – 'Hitz'

:: Best album

Adele – '21'

Chase & Status- 'No More Idols'

Jessie J – 'Who You Are'

Katy B – 'On A Mission'

Tinie Tempah – 'Disc-overy'

:: Best reggae


Damian Marley & Nas

Jah Cure



:: Best jazz act

Kairos 4tet

Gwilym Simcock

Denys Baptiste

Matthew Halsall


:: Best African act


Cheikh Lo

Owiny Sigoma Band

Fatoumata Diawara

Seun Kuti


Vieux Farka Toure



Spoek Mathambo

:: Best gospel act

Triple O


Four Kornerz

Bobby Bovell

Junior Garr

:: Best R&B/soul act



Marsha Ambrosius

Dionne Bromfield

Mike Hough

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