Belfast Telegraph

Kano and Laura Mvula lead Mobo nominations

Grime music star Kano and soul singer Laura Mvula are leading the pack for the Mobo Awards, each receiving four nominations.

Kano is up for best male, best album for Made In The Manor, best song and best grime act.

Singer-songwriter Mvula has nods for best album for The Dreaming Room, best R&B/soul act and best video.

She will also battle it out with Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Katy B and Nao for the coveted best female prize.

Kano and Mvula are both previous winners at the Mobos - the rapper took home the newcomer gong in 2005 and Mvula won for best female and best R&B/soul act in 2013.

Fresh from his Mercury Prize win, Skepta has picked up nominations for best male, best grime act and best album for Konnichiwa.

Skepta and Kano will face AJ Tracey, Chip and Stormzy in the grime category.

Garage superstar Craig David, who was first recognised at the Mobos when he clinched the best newcomer trophy in 2000, is continuing with his triumphant return to music by earning nods for best male and best song, for When The Bassline Drops (featuring Big Narstie).

Some of music's biggest names are shortlisted for the best international act award, including Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

This year's Mobo Awards take place on November 4 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV2 and repeated on ITV.


From Belfast Telegraph