Skepta, Little Simz and More Nominated for 2017 MOBO Awards
The 2017 MOBO Awards are rapidly approaching, and it looks like the field is more than a little loaded.
Leading things off for the awards show is none other than Skepta, who's up for Best Male Act. Other rappers nominated for that award include Stormzy, Bugzy Malone, Chip, J Hus, Dave and Mostack. Skepta took home the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album, Konnichiwa, last year.
Little Simz, Stefflon Don, Nadia Rose, Lady Leshurr and more are nominated for the Best Female Act trophy. Simz got plenty of shine for dropping her Stillness in Wonderland album last year, while Stefflon Don's been carving out her own path to stardom through much of 2017.
The most interesting category is probably the one for Best Album. That category finds the likes of J Hus' Common Sense going up against Stormzy's Gang Signs & Prayer. There's no telling how that one will go, as Sampha, who's collabed with Drake and Kanye West, took home the 2017 Mercury Prize for his Process album.
The 2017 MOBO Awards are all set to take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England on Weds., Nov. 29. You can vote for the award winners on the official website for the 2017 MOBO Awards. Check out the full list of nominees below.
2017 MOBO Awards Nominees
Best Male Act
Best Female Act
J Hus, Common Sense
Nines, One Foot Out
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32, Growing Over Life
J Hus, “Did You See” (prod. by JAE5)
Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra, “Dun Talkin’” (prod. by GA)
Not3s, “Addison Lee” (prod. by Malv on the Track)
Stormzy, “Big For Your Boots” (prod. by Sir Spyro & Fraser T Smith)
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane, “Bestie (prod. by ADP)
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
Best Grime Act
Best R&B/Soul Act
Best International Act
Best African Act
Best Reggae Act
Best Jazz Act
Best Gospel Act
Volney Morgan & New-Ye
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