MOBO winners win MOBOs

By | Published on Thursday 6 October 2011


So, at last night’s Jessie J Awards For Being Jessie J, the big winner was Jessie J. By which I mean, she won four of the fourteen categories at the MOBOs, including Best Album and Best Song, and all but one of the categories in which she was nominated. She was just pipped to the Outstanding Contribution Award by Boyz II Men.

The sixteenth MOBO Awards ceremony took place in Glasgow, hosted by Jason Derulo and Alesha Dixon. Derulo also sang live, as did Wretch 32, Yasmin, Alexis Jordan, and Dionne Bromfield, who performed a tribute to her late godmother Amy Winehouse, singing her song ‘Love Is A Losing Game’.

MOBO founder Kanya King told CMU: “The excitement and atmosphere of our second year here in Glasgow has shown the love that the whole country has for MOBO. We felt so welcome the first time we came here, we didn’t think it could be topped. This year has been a phenomenal success and we can’t wait to return in 2013. It’s been a great event that has welcomed some exciting new award winners to the MOBO roll of honour including the global superstar Adele, the UK’s hot talent Tinchy Stryder and of course the fantastic Jessie J walking away with four awards”.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best UK Act: Jessie J
Best Newcomer: Jessie J
Best Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah
Best Video: Tinchy Stryder feat Dappy – Spaceship
Best International Act: Rihanna
Best Song: Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Best Album: Jessie J – Who You Are
Best Reggae: 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
BeMOBO Award: Youth Music