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MOBO Awards 2013 Nominations

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DATE: 03 September 2013
EVENT: MOBO Awards 2013 Nominations
VENUE: Grand Connaught Rooms, London. UK

LONDON - some of the most exciting names in music joined forces for the hotly anticipated announcement of the nominees for this year's MOBO Awards. Ahead of the 18th anniversary show at the brand new, SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday, October 19; the nominations were revealed at London's Grand Connaught Rooms – where the awards show started in 1996, following careful deliberation from this year's MOBO music panel.

During an important year for the internationally-renowned entertainment brand, the star-studded London event saw names from the MOBO Awards past and present arrive to hear this year's shortlist before opening to the public vote. It will now be down to the fans to decide who walks away with a coveted MOBO Award in October, with the categories now open to the public via Never in its 18 year history has such a fierce competition been witnessed among MOBO music talent with Laura Mvula and Wiley being nominated in four categories each, immediately followed by Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Rudimental and Wretch 32 with three gongs respectively being put forward to be publicly recognised for their achievements over the past year.

Tickets for the show are on sale now, giving fans the chance to be there as the winners are revealed. Prices vary from £25 to £49 and are available from


?Best Newcomer in association with HTC:
o Daley
o Elli Ingram
o Etta Bond
o Fuse ODG
o Jacob Banks
o Jahmene Douglas
o Krept and Konan
o Sam Smith
o Shakka
o Stylo G

? Best Male Act:
o Disclosure
o Naughty Boy
o Rudimental
o Wiley
o Wretch 32

?Best Female Act in association with Tresor Paris:
o Jessie J
o Jessie Ware
o Laura Mvula
o Lianne La Havas
o Rita Ora

? Best Video in association with SBTV:
o AlunaGeorge 'Attracting Flies'
o Dizzie Rascal 'Bassline Junkie'
o Fuse ODG feat. Wyclef 'Antenna'
o Laura Mvula 'Green Garden'
o Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith 'La La La'
o Rizzle Kicks 'Lost Generation'

? Best Hip Hop/Grime:
o Akala
o K Koke
o Tinie Tempah
o Wiley
o Wretch 32

? Best Album:
o Angel - 'About Time'
o Disclosure - 'Settle'
o Laura Mvula - 'Sing To The Moon'
o Rudimental - 'Home'
o Wiley - 'Ascent'

?Best R&B/Soul Act:
o Angel
o Daley
o Jessie Ware
o Laura Mvula
o Lianne La Havas

?Best Song in association with PRS for Music:
Written By
White Noise
Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge
Howard Lawrence (Disclosure)
Guy Lawrence (Disclosure)
Aluna Francis
George Reid
James Napier
La La La
Naughty Boy
Shahid Khan (Naughty Boy)
Al-Hakam El-Kaubaisy
Frobisher Mbabazi
Sam Smith
James Napier
James Murray
Mustafa Omer
Jonny Coffer
Waiting All Night
James Newman
Jonny Harris
Wiley feat. Chip
Richard Cowie (Wiley)
Jahmaal Fyffe
Dayo Olatunji
Talay Riley
Black Out
Wretch 32 feat. Shakka
Jermaine Scott (Wretch 32)
Shakka Philip
Knox Brown

?Best International Act:
o Ciara
o Iggy Azalea
o J Cole
o Jason Derulo
o Jay Z
o Justin Timberlake
o Kanye West
o Kendrick Lamar
o Miguel
o Robin Thicke

?Best African Act:
o Atumpan
o Bombino
o Fuse ODG
o Ice Prince
o Liquideep
o Mafikizolo
o Seun Kuti
o Spoek Mathambo
o Tiwa Savage
o Wizkid

?Best Reggae Act:
o Mavado
o Popcaan
o Sean Paul
o Stylo G
o Tarrus Riley

?Best Jazz Act:
o Sons of Kemet
o Courtney Pine
o Soweto Kinch
o Jazz Jamaica
o Lineage

? Best Gospel Act:
o Guvna B
o El-Mafrex
o Lurine Cato
o Sandra Godley

The 18th MOBO Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 19 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

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