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MOBO Awards 2012 - all the nominees

Rhian Jones
Emeli Sande

The nominations for the 17th Annual MOBO Awards taking place on Saturday, November 3 at the Echo Arena Liverpool have been announced.

Fresh from her performances at the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies, Emeli Sandé has been nominated in five categories for this year’s awards: Best Female, Best R&B/Soul, Best Video for My Kind Of Love, Best Song* for Next To Me and Best Album for Our Version Of Events.

Matching Sande with five nominations is Plan B for: Best Male, Best Hip-Hop/Grime, Best Song as well as Best Video and Best Album for Ill Manors.

Rita Ora also leads the way in four categories including Best Newcomer, Best Female, Best Video featuring Tinie Tempah for R.I.P and Best Album for her debut LP, Ora. London rapper Labrinth equals Ora with four nominations for Best Male, Best R&B/Soul, Best Song featuring Tinie Tempah for Earthquake and Best Album for Electronic Earth.

The Best International Act category includes Azealia Banks, Beyoncé, Drake, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross and Rihanna vying for the honour.

This year for the first time the Best Song in association with PRS for Music category only includes songs performed and (co-) written by the artist and includes Ed Sheeran for Lego House, Emeli Sandé for Next To Me, Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah for Earthquake, Michael Kiwanuka for I’ll Get Along and Plan B for Ill Manors.

The full list of MOBO awards nominations 2012 is as follows:

Best UK Female in association with Tresor Paris
Emeli Sandé
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
Rebecca Ferguson
Tulisa

Best Newcomer in association with HTC

Delilah
Stooshe
Angel
Rudimental
Lianne La Havas
AlunaGeorge
Conor Maynard
Jessie Ware
Misha B
Rita Ora

Best UK Male

Labrinth
Ed Sheeran
Plan B
Professor Green
Wiley
Rizzle Kicks

Best Video
Emeli Sandé - My Kind Of Love
JLS - Do You Feel What I Feel
Plan B - Ill Manors
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump
Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah - R.I.P.

Best Hip-Hop/Grime
Devlin
Plan B
Professor Green
Wiley
Wretch 32

Best Album
Ed Sheeran - +
Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
Labrinth - Electronic Earth
Plan B - Ill Manors
Rita Ora - Ora

Best R&B/Soul Act
Angel
Emeli Sandé
Labrinth
Maverick Sabre
Rebecca Ferguson

Best International Act
Azealia Banks
Beyoncé
Drake
Jay Z and Kanye West
Frank Ocean
Nas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Rick Ross
Rihanna

Best Song in Association with PRSforMusic
Ed Sheeran - Lego House
Emeli Sandé - Next To Me
Plan B - Ill Manors
Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah - Earthquake
Michael Kiwanuka - I'll Get Along

Best African Act
Fatoumata Diawara
P Square
The Very Best
Spoek Mathambo
D'Banj
Fally Ipupa
Sarkodi Duncwills
Cabo Snoop
Camp Mulla
Amadou and Mariam

Best Reggae Act
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Konshens
Damian Marley
Mr. Vegas

Best Jazz Act
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Femi Temowo
Zara Mcfarlane
Roller Trio
Zoe Rahman

Best Gospel Act
V9 Collective
Rachel Kerr
Ni-Cola
Ram1
El Mafre

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