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Dave & Little Simz Lead The Way In MOBO Awards 2021 Nominations

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

12 Nov 2021

The UK’s most prestigious celebration of Black music and culture – the MOBO Awards – have announced their 2021 nominees.

Dave fresh off the release of his second album ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, picked up five nominations at the awards vying for best male act, best hip hop act, album of the year. كازينو دوت كوم

Arlo Parks – this years Mercury Prize winner – scored three MOBO nominations for Best Newcomer, Best Female Act, and Album of The Year for her debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.

Ghetts, Little Simz and soul star Cleo Sol, also earned three nods apiece. مواقع المراهنات

PinkPantheress, Backroad Gee, Enny and Joy Crookes are also up for best newcomer, with fellow debutante Central Cee grabbing four nominations, the second highest behind Dave.

The Best International Act category includes the likes of Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X and Megan Thee Stallion.

Headie One, Tion Wayne, Unknown T, Digga D, M1llionz + more make up the cast for the inaugural ‘Best Drill Act’ category recognising the cultural and urgent force that the genre has become over the last few years.

Kanya King CBE, founder and CEO of Mobo Group, said: “The past 20 months have been extremely challenging for artists everywhere but as always we are seeing creatives rise up and adapt, even in a global pandemic.”

“We could not be prouder to celebrate their achievements across the 18 categories that span genres, as well as excellence in TV, film and media.”

“Congratulations and best of luck to all of our nominees. Here’s to a big night.”

The MOBO Awards will take place on 5 December at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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Peep the full list of nominations below:

BEST MALE ACT:

AJ TRACEY 

CENTRAL CEE 

DAVE

GHETTS

HEADIE ONE 

POTTER PAYPER

BEST FEMALE ACT:

ARLO PARKS 

BREE RUNWAY 

CLEO SOL 

LITTLE SIMZ 

SHAYBO

TIANA MAJOR9

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

ARLO PARKS – COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS

CELESTE – NOT YOUR MUSE

CLEO SOL – MOTHER

DAVE – WE’RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER

GHETTS – CONFLICT OF INTEREST

HEADIE ONE – EDNA

SONG OF THE YEAR – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY:

A1 X J1 – ‘LATEST TRENDS’

CENTRAL CEE – ‘COMMITMENT ISSUES’

DAVE FEAT. STORMZY – ‘CLASH’

ENNY FEAT. AMIA BRAVE – ‘PENG BLACK GIRLS’

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’

TION WAYNE & RUSS MILLIONS, ARRDEE, BUGZY MALONE, BUNI, DARKOO, E1 (3X3), FIVIO FOREIGN & ZT (3X3) – ‘BODY (REMIX)’

BEST NEWCOMER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS:

ARLO PARKS

ARRDEE

BACKROAD GEE

BERWYN

CENTRAL CEE

ENNY

JOY CROOKES

MIDAS THE JAGABAN

PINKPANTHERESS

WES NELSON

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

BREE RUNWAY – ‘HOT HOT’ (DIRECTED BY JOCELYN ANQUETIL)

FREDO FEAT. DAVE – ‘MONEY TALKS’ (DIRECTED BY EDEM WORNOO) 

LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. CLEO SOL – ‘WOMAN’ (DIRECTED BY LITTLE SIMZ) 

M1LLIONZ – ‘LAGGA’ (DIRECTED BY TEEEEZY C)

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’ (DIRECTED BY FEMI LADI) 

SLOWTHAI FEAT. A$AP ROCKY – ‘MAZZA’ (DIRECTED BY THE REST)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT:

BELLAH

CLEO SOL

JORJA SMITH

SAULT

TIANA MAJOR9

WSTRN

BEST GRIME ACT:

BUGZY MALONE

CHIP

D DOUBLE E

FRISCO

GHETTS

SKEPTA

BEST HIP HOP ACT:

DAVE

D-BLOCK EUROPE

FREDO

LITTLE SIMZ

POTTER PAYPER

SLOW THAI

BEST DRILL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRENCH:

CENTRAL CEE

DIGGA D

HEADIE ONE

K TRAP

LOSKI 

M1LLIONZ

RUSS MILLIONS

SR

TION WAYNE

UNKNOWN T

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT:

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

KANYE WEST

LIL NAS X

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POLO G

REMA

SKILLIBENG

WIZKID

YOUNG STONER LIFE (YOUNG THUG & GUNNA)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM:

ASHLEY THOMAS AS HENRY IN ‘THEM’

DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT IN ‘SNOWFALL’

DANIEL KALUUYA AS FRED HAMPTON IN ‘JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH’

LETITIA WRIGHT AS ALTHEIA JONES-LECOINTE IN ‘SMALL AXE’ 

MICHEAL WARD AS FRANKLYN IN ‘SMALL AXE’

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY:

CHARLENE WHITE 

CHUNKZ & YUNG FILLY 

HARRY PINERO 

HENRIE KWUSHUE 

JULIE ADENUGA 

MAYA JAMA

MO GILLIGAN

MUNYA CHAWAWA 

NELLA ROSE

ZEZE MILLZ

BEST GOSPEL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL:

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

CECE WINANS

GUVNA B

KIRK FRANKLIN 

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC 

S.O.

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT:

AYRA STARR 

BURNA BOY 

CKAY

DAVIDO

KING PROMISE 

NSG

REMA

TEMS

TIWA SAVAGE 

WIZKID

BEST REGGAE ACT:

LILA IKE 

POPCAAN 

SEAN PAUL 

SHENSEEA 

SKILLIBENG 

SPICE

BEST JAZZ ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC 6MUSIC:

ALFA MIST

BLUE LAB BEATS 

EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY 

JACOB COLLIER 

NUBIYAN TWIST 

SONS OF KEMET

BEST PRODUCER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPLEX UK:

GOTCHA

JAE 5

JULS 

M1ONTHEBEAT 

P2J

TSB

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