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Here Are All the Nominees for the 2017 MOBO Awards

Get to know the nominees for the 22nd annual MOBO Awards going down November 29.

The nominees for the 2017 MOBO Awards have just been revealed, as the awards show is set to take place on Wednesday, November 29 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.


The lists below sum up 2017 in the global black music space, as the organization continues to champion and elevate urban music genres in the mainstream music industry.

To vote for Best Newcomer, Hip-Hop Act, RNB/Soul Act, International Act and Grime Act, check out the link here.

BEST NEWCOMER

Dave

Jorja Smith

Kojo Funds

Lotto Boyz

Loyle Carner

Mabel

Mist

NOT3S

Stefflon Don

YXNG BANE

BEST HIP-HOP ACT

Giggs

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

BEST RNB/SOUL ACT

Craig David

Jorja Smith

NAO

RAY BLK

Sampha

BEST REGGAE ACT

Aidonia

Alkaline

Chronixx

Damian Marley

Popcaan

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido

Eugy

Juls

Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi

Sarkodie

Tekno

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Wizkid

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Lurine Cato

Mali Music

S.O.

Triple O

Volney Morgan & New-Ye

BEST JAZZ ACT

Cleveland Watkiss

Daymé Arocena

Moses Boyd

Mr Jukes

Terrace Martin

BEST VIDEO

"Walk the Walk" — Bossman Birdie (Directed by Luke Davies)

"Spirit" — J Hus (Directed by Hugo Jenkins)

"The Isle Of Arran" — Loyle Carner (Directed by Georgia Hudson)

"Hot Property" — Mist (Directed by Oliver Jennings)

"Big For Your Boots" — Stormzy (Directed by Daps)

BEST SONG

"Did Your See" — J Hus (Produced by JAE5)

"Dun Talkin" — Kojo Funds feat. Abra Cadabra (Produced by GA)

"Aladdin" — NOT3S (Produced by Malv On The Track)

"Big For Your Boots" — Stormzy (Produced by Sir Spyro & Fraser T Smith)

"Bestie" — Yungen feat. YXNG BANE (Produced by ADP)

BEST ALBUM

Common Sense — J Hus

One Foot Out — Nines

Process — Sampha

Gang Signs & Prayer — Stormzy

Growing Over Life — Wretch 32

BEST FEMALE ACT

Emeli Sande

Jessie Ware

Jorja Smith

Lady Leshurr

Little Simz

Mabel

Nadia Rose

NAO

RAY BLK

Stefflon Don

BEST MALE ACT

Bugzy Malone

Chip

Dave

Giggs

J Hus

Maleek Berry

Mostack

Sampha

Skepta

Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay-Z

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Solange Knowles

SZA

Travis Scott

Wizkid

BEST GRIME ACT

AJ Tracey

Chip

P Money

Skepta

Stormzy

Wiley

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