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The nominations for this year's MOBO Awards have been announced, with Tinie Tempah leading the pack, which is good going for someone who's only released two singles thus far. He's up for Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Video and Best Song. N-Dubz follow close behind with three nominations.

Announcing the nominations, MOBO head Kanya King said: "I am very proud of the level of talent in the UK today and extremely pleased with the dominance of MOBO music artists in the charts both here and in the US, what a massive change compared to when we started fifteen years ago".

The ceremony will take place in Liverpool on 20 Oct, following a MOBO tour headlined by Skepta, with Aggro Santos, Scorcher and Mz Bratt.
Here are the nominations in full:

Best Newcomer: Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Scorcher, Labrinth, Devlin

Best UK Act: Tinie Tempah, Jay Sean, Tinchy Stryder, Taio Cruz, Chipmunk, N-Dubz, Giggs, JLS, Roll Deep, MIA, Dizzee Rascal, Alexandra Burke, Sade, Plan B, Leona Lewis

Best Song: Taio Cruz feat Ke$ha - Dirty Picture, Tinie Tempah - Pass Out, N-Dubz feat Mr Hudson - Playing With Fire, Mark Ronson & The Business INTL feat Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang, Bang, Bang, Professor Green feat Ed Drewett - I Need You Tonight

Best UK R&B/Soul: Sade, Natalie Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, McLean, Plan B

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime: Giggs, Professor Green, Skepta, Akala, Wiley

Best International Act: Drake, Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Rihanna, Eminem, Janelle Monae, Black Eyed Peas, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Usher, Beyonce, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, Travie McCoy, Trey Songz

Best Reggae: Damian Marley, Mavado, Gyptian, Vybz Kartel, Gappy Ranks

Best Album: Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, JLS - JLS, N-Dubz - Against All Odds, Chipmunk - I Am Chipmunk, Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N Cheek

Best Video: Mark Ronson & The Business INTL feat Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang, Bang, Bang, Tinie Tempah feat Labrinth - Frisky, Tinchy Stryder - You're Not Alone, Alesha Dixon - Drummer Boy, Dizzee Rascal - Dirtee Disco

Best African Act: K'Naan, P-Square, Hip Hop Pantsula, JJC, Banky W, Concha Buika, Mulatu Astatke, Wanlov The Kubolor, Angélique Kidjo, M3NSA, Yuri Da Cunha, Tinny, Waldemar Bastos, Staff Benda Bilili, BLK JKS

Best Gospel Act: Faith Child, Guvna B, Rachel Kerr, Jake Isaac, Beverley Trotman

Best Jazz Act: Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Empirical, Phronesis, John McLaughlin

TINIE TEMPAH will perform at 53 Degrees: Wednesday 13 October 2010

PLAN B will perform at 53 Degrees: Monday 18 October 2010

ROLL DEEP will perform at 53 Degrees: Monday 14 February 2010


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