Emeli Sandé & Plan B lead MOBO nominations

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Check out the full list of nominees.

Emeli Sandé and Plan B are the most nominated artists for this year’s MOBO Awards, with five nods each.

Rapper, actor and director Plan B – real name Ben Drew – is up for Best Male, Best Hip-hop/Grime act, Best Video, Best Song and Best Album for Ill Manors; the
soundtrack to his directorial debut.

Sandé is nominated for Best R&B/Soul Act, Best Video for My Kind Of Love, Best Song for Next To Me, Best Album for Our Version of Events and Best Female.

Rival talent show judges Jessie J and Tulisa Contostavlos have also been nominated for Best Female. The Voice coach and The X Factor judge will go head-to-head to be crowned queen of the music awards, at a ceremony at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 3rd November.

Jessie J swept the board at last year’s Mobos, picking up four out of the five gongs she was nominated for – Best UK act, best newcomer, Best Song for Do It
Like A Dude and Best Album for Who You Are, but she could now lose her crown to rival Tulisa.

Hot Right Now singer Rita Ora and artist and producer Labrinth both have four nominations each after what has been a successful year for both artists.

Also among the list of nominees is Ed Sheeran, who was the golden boy of this year’s Brit Awards and arguably the King and Queen of Hip Hop and R&B, husband and wife Jay-Z and Beyonce, who will compete for the title of Best International Act.

Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Canadian star Drake are also among the nominees for that category.

The winners of the 2012 MOBO Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony in Liverpool on 3rd November.

Full list of nominees below:

:: Best Female
Emeli Sande
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
Rebecca Ferguson
Rita Ora

:: Best Male
Ed Sheeran
Plan B
Professor Green
Rizzle Kicks

:: Best Newcomer
Conor Maynard
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas
Misha B
Rita Ora

:: Best R&B/Soul act
Emeli Sande
Maverick Sabre
Rebecca Ferguson

:: Best Hip-Hop/Grime act
Plan B
Professor Green
Wretch 32

:: Best Video
Emeli Sande – My Kind Of Love
JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel
Plan B – Ill Manors
Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah – RIP
Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump

:: Best Song
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Emeli Sande – Next To Me
Labrinth Ft Tinie Tempah – Earthquake
Michael Kiwanuka – I’ll Get Along
Plan B – Ill Manors

:: Best Album
Ed Sheeran – +
Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
Labrinth – Electronic Earth
Plan B – Ill Manors
Rita Ora – Ora

:: Best International Act
Azealia Banks
Frank Ocean
Jay-Z & Kanye West
Ne-yo Motown
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross

:: Best Reggae Act
Damian Marley
Mr Vegas
Sean Paul

:: Best Jazz Act
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Femi Temowo
Roller Trio
Zara Mcfarlane
Zoe Rahman

:: Best African Act
Amadou & Mariam
Cabo Snoop
Camp Mulla
Fally Ipupa
Fatoumata Diawara
P Square
Spoek Mathambo
The Very Best

:: Best Gospel Act
El Mafrex
Rachel Kerr
V9 Collective

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