With just over a month until this year’s MOBO Awards, (29 November 2017) at First Direct Arena in Leeds, grime king Stormzy and rap titan J Hus have racked up an impressive number of nominations each in the official announcement on Tuesday 17 October.

Stormzy, the 24-year old South London MC picked up a whopping five nominations for Best Male, Best Grime Act, Best Album for Gang Signs & Prayer, Best Song and Best Video for Big For Your Boots.

Counting down to MOBO Awards 2017: nominations announced

Stormzy’s musical career has seen a steady rise since picking up the MOBO Award for Best Grime Act in 2014 and 2015, and Best Male in 2015. In a clear example of what you can achieve when you put your mind to it, the MC references the moment he saw Krept & Konan win Best Newcomer at the 2013 MOBO Awards as the tipping point that pushed him to quit his job at an oil refinery and pursue a full-time career in music. He tweeted, “Krept & Konan just won a MOBO, I’m going studio.”

East London rapper, J Hus, has also been building up his underground appeal and has recently broken through to mainstream success in a big way. He’s picked up four nominations for Best Male, Best Album for Common Sense, Best Song for Did You See and Best Video for Spirit. He first appeared on the MOBO radar two years ago, where he was nominated in the Best Newcomer category and he followed that up last year with a Best Song nod for Friendly.

Common Sense – J Hus’ debut album – reached number six in the UK Album Charts earlier this year and features the Top 10 hit Did You See, which has more than 42 million views on YouTube.

Counting down to MOBO Awards 2017: nominations announced

This year, the lady with the highest number of nominations (three) is R&B singer Jorja Smith for Best Female, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Newcomer. Recent success includes featuring on Drake’s hit album More Life and she also supported him on his UK tour. Her recent garage-infused banger with Preditah On My Mind earned her rave reviews from music press far and wide.

Read on for the full list.

 

 

 

Counting down to MOBO Awards 2017: nominations announcedMOBO AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES

 

BEST MALE

Bugzy Malone

Chip

Dave

Giggs

J Hus

Maleek Berry

Mostack

Sampha

Skepta

Stormzy

 

BEST FEMALE

Emeli Sandé

Jessie Ware

Jorja Smith

Lady Leshurr

Little Simz

Mabel

Nadia Rose

NAO

Ray BLK

Stefflon Don

 

BEST ALBUM

J Hus – Common Sense

Nines – One Foot Out

Sampha – Process

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

 

BEST NEWCOMER

Dave

Jorja Smith

Kojo Funds

Lotto Boyzz

Loyle Carner

Mabel

Mist

Not3s

Stefflon Don

Yxng Bane

 

BEST SONG

J Hus “Did You See”

(Produced by JAE5)

Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra “Dun Talkin’”

(Produced by GA)

Not3s “Addison Lee”

(Produced by Malv On The Track)

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

(Produced by Sir Spyro & Fraser T Smith)

Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane “Bestie)

(Produced by ADP)

 

BEST VIDEO

Bossman Birdie “Walk The Walk”

(Directed by Luke Davies)

J Hus “Spirit”

(Directed by Hugo Jenkins)

Loyle Carner “The Isle Of Arran”

(Directed by Georgia Hudson)

Mist “Hot Property”

(Directed by Oliver Jennings)

Stormzy “Big For Your Boots”

(Directed by Daps)

 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Giggs

Little Simz

Loyle Carner

Nines

Stefflon Don

Wretch 32

 

BEST GRIME ACT

AJ Tracey

Chip

P Money

Skepta

Stormzy

Wiley

 

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Supported by Mi-Soul

Craig David

Jorja Smith

NAO

Ray BLK

Sampha

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Solange Knowles

SZA

Travis Scott

Wizkid

 

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Davido

Eugy

Juls

Maleek Berry

Mr Eazi

Sarkodie

Tekno

Tiwa Savage

Wande Coal

Wizkid

 

BEST REGGAE ACT

Aidonia

Alkaline

Chronixx

Damian Marley

Popcaan

 

BEST JAZZ ACT

Supported by Jazz FM

Cleveland Watkiss

Daymé Arocena

Moses Boyd

Mr Jukes

Terrace Martin

 

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Supported by Premier Gospel

Lurine Cato

Mali Music

S.O.

Triple O

Volney Morgan & New-Ye

 

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