MOBO Awards 2016 Nominees – Craig David, Skepta & More

The nominees for the MOBO Awards 2016 have been revealed, and they have quite the smorgasbord of artists on offer for this year’s event.

The biggest name on the list is probably Skepta, who is having a pretty damn good year. You may recall that he is also nominated for the Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa, alongside people such as Radiohead and David Bowie.

Also in the running is familiar face Craig David, a name most will recognise from his rise to fame in 1999. He is nominated for two awards, after 15 years since his last MOBO nomination.

He said to BBC Newsbeat: “I remember rocking up to the 2000 awards, I had my ‘Buy British’ red jumper on and I was proud to be walking up there. It feels full circle to be standing here again. It’s crazy.”

The theme of grime music is a strong one throughout the nominations, with Skepta, Stormzy and Kano in the best male category and Lady Leshurr in the best female category.

Craig David compared this to the rise of garage in the 90’s, which is of course where he found his fame: “You can see the grime scene, in the same way the garage scene did. It was bubbling and all of a sudden exploded onto the mainstream and at that point, you can’t hold it back. What it does, is it forces the hand. Radio starts really supporting it, TV performances start changing and you see more grime artists performing.”

You can find the full list of categories and nominees below. Have you followed us on Facebook and Twitter?

Best Song

Craig David feat. Big Narstie – When the Bassline Drops
Kano feat. Giggs & Wiley – 3 Wheel-Ups
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
WSTRN – In 2
Jorja Smith – Blue Lights
Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin
Abra Cadabra feat. Krept & Konan – Robbery (Remix)
Chase & Status feat. Frisco – Funny
Ghetts – You Dun Know Already
M.O – Who Do You Think Of’
J.Hus – Friendly
Lethal Bizzle – Wobble

Best Newcomer

67
AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-marie
WSTRN

Best Female Act

Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

Best Hip Hop Act

Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

Best Grime Act

AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

Best Album

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Giggs – Landlord
Kano – Made in the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa

Best Gospel Act

Guvna B
Volney Morgan and New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

Best R&B/Soul Act

Nao
James Blake
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

Best African Act

Mr Eazi
Wizkid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista
Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava

Best Jazz Act

Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

Best Video

Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman
Kojey Radical – Footsteps
M.I.A – Borders
Nadia Rose – Skwod
Bugzy Malone – Moving

Best Reggae Act

Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

Best Male Act

Craig David
Skepta
Stormzy
Kano
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act

Anderson. Paak
Beyonce
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
Partynextdoor
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

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MOBO Awards 2016 Nominees - Craig David, Skepta & More
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The MOBO Awards 2016 nominees have been revealed!