With the 2011 MOBO Awards taking place in Glasgow tonight in their 16th annual celebration of ‘Music Of Black Origin,” hosted by Jason Derulo and Alesha Dixon, the futuristic Guardian have hopped into Dr Who’s time travelling TARDIS to unveil this year’s winners before the ceremony takes place. Read on….
Jessie J leads the night’s wins securing a wholesome four out of five nominated awards for Best UK Act, Best Newcomer, Best Song ["Do It Like A Dude"] and Best Album [Who You Are], standing as the only multi-winner of the night whilst top-seller Adelescooped a single award for Best R&B/Soul Act.
On the rap side of things, surprisingly widely supported Tottenham hailing emcee Wretch 32 failed to win any of his four nominations whilst Tinie Tempah grabbed Best Hip Hop/Grime Act, and Best Video went to Tinchy Stryder and Dappy for their “Spaceship” collaboration.
Not that many have their eyes on the International award category when it comes to the MOBOs; nonetheless Rihanna takes it home – see below for the full winner’s list.
With the night set to include live performances by ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ winners Boyz II Men as well as an anticipated Amy Winehouse tribute performed by her goddaughter and Lioness Records signee Dionne Bromfield, say tuned for footage as it hits the web.
MOBO Awards 2011: The Winners
Best UK act: Jessie J
Best newcomer: Jessie J
Best hip hop/grime act: Tinie Tempah
Best video: Spaceship, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
Best international act: Rihanna
Best song: Do it Like a Dude, Jessie J
Best album: Who You Are, Jessie J
Best reggae act: Alborosie
Best jazz act: Kairos 4Tet
Best African act: Wizkid
Best gospel act: Triple O
Best R&B/soul act: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Boyz II Men
Remind yourself of the full list of 2011 nominees here.