Beyonce, Kanye And Keri Score Three MOBO Noms

Music

Vibe / August 27, 2009

Beyonce Beyonce, Kanye West, and Keri Hilson may be adding the 2009 MOBO Awards to their ‘to do list’ this week. The chart-topping trio are among a number of international acts who have been nominated for the 2009 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards !

Slated to take place in Glasgow, for the first time, this year’s MOBO Awards kick off September 30. (see a full list of nominees below)

Joining Beyonce, West and Hilson, who each have three nominations including Best International Act, are Jeremih (Def Jam), Ciara, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Lemar, Eminem, Drake and N-Dubz.

Nominees were announced during a special launch party in London Wednesday. Click HERE to see photos from the launch featuring Beverly Knight and Peter Andre.

X Factor stars Alexandra Burke and JLS will battle for the Best Newcomer statue.

Stay clicked to Singersroom for more on this year’s MOBOs.

Nominees:

BEST UK ACT
Alesha Dixon
Bashy
Beverley Knight
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
DJ Ironik
Donaeo
Mr. Hudson
N-Dubz
Tinchy Stryder
 
BEST UK NEWCOMER
Alexandra Burke
Jade Ewen
JLS
Laura Izibor
Master Shortie
 
BEST R&B / SOUL ACT
Beverley Knight
Ciara
Jeremih
Keri Hilson
Lemar
 
BEST HIP HOP ACT
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
Drake
Eminem
Kanye West
 
BEST VIDEO
‘Bonkers’ – Dizzee Rascal
‘Boy Does Nothing’ – Alesha Dixon
‘Diamond Rings’ – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ Beyonce
‘Supernova’ – Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Akon
Beyonce
Ciara
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Keri Hilson
Lady Gaga
Mariah Carey
 
BEST SONG
‘Beat Again’ JLS
‘Diamond Rings’ – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ – K.I.G. Family
‘Number One’ – Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz
‘Strong Again’ – N-Dubz
 
BEST ALBUM
‘808s and Heartbreaks’ – Kanye West
‘Catch 22′ – Tinchy Stryder
‘Catch Me If You Can’ Bashy
‘I Am Sasha Fierce’ – Beyonce
‘Uncle B’ – N-Dubz
 
BEST REGGAE
Movado
Sean Paul
Serani
Tarrus Riley
Vybz Kartel
 
BEST JAZZ ACT
Diana Krall
Herbie Hancock
Madeleine Peyroux
Melody Gardot
Yolanda Brown
 
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Amadou and Mariam
Baaba Maal
Eidee
Femi Kuti
KNaan
Lira
Mujava
Nneka
Oumou Sangare
Salif Kelta
 
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Desire to Worship God
Kiki Sheard
Mary Mary
New Direction

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