There was glory for Stormzy at the MOBO Awards tonight (November 28), as the rapper scooped Best Male Act, Best Album and Best Grime Act.
His silver-selling No.1 debut album Gang Signs & Prayer has shifted 246,371 copies to date, and fought off competition from J Hus, Nines, Sampha and Wretch 32.
The Croydon MC, who releases music through his own #Merky Records, was named Best Male ahead of artists including Giggs, Skepta and J Hus. AJ Tracey, Wiley, Chip, P Money and Skepta were also nominated in the Best Grime Act category.
Stefflon Don, this week named as a nominee for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award 2018, won Best Female Act, while Dave won Best Newcomer.
Elsewhere, Giggs – set to play Spotify’s Who We Be event in London this week (November 30) – won Best Hip-Hop Act, Craig David was named Best R&B/Soul Act, Wizkid won Best International Act and Davido was crowned Best African Act.
Damian Marley, Moses Boyd and Volney Morgan & New-Ye won in the Reggae, Jazz and Gospel categories respectively.
Read an interview with MOBOs founder Kanya King here, and view the full list of winners below:
Best Male Act – Stormzy
Best Female Act – Stefflon Don
Best Album – Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
Best Newcomer – Dave
Best Song – J Hus - Did You See
Best Video (In Association With Link Up Tv) – Mist Hot Property
Best Hip Hop Act – Giggs
Best Grime Act – Stormzy
Best R&B/Soul Act (Supported By Mi-Soul) – Craig David
Best International Act – Wizkid
Best African Act (In Association With The Beat London 103.6fm) – Davido
Best Reggae Act – Damian Marley
Best Jazz Act (Supported By Jazz Fm) – Moses Boyd
Best Gospel Act (Supported By Premier Gospel) – Volney Morgan & New-Ye