The 2016 MOBO Awards will take place on Friday, November 4th from the iconic SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Marking a very special milestone this year their 21st birthday.

Promising to be one of the BIGGEST celebrations of urban talent yet, the MOBO audience will be treated to show-stopping appearances and up to 10 out of this world performances!

Announced today are the MOBO award nominees. The list for the show is led by Kano and Laura Mvula, who are up for four MOBO Awards. The nominations were revealed at Ronnie Scotts in London. See the full list and get voting.

BEST MALE ACT

Craig David | Kano | Skepta | Tinie Tempah | Stormzy

BEST FEMALE ACT

Lady Leshurr | Katy B | Laura Mvula | Little Simz | Nao

BEST NEWCOMER

67 | AJ Tracey | Avelino | Izzy Bizu | Mostack | Kojey Radical | Nadia Rose | Ray Blk | Anne-Marie | WSTRN

BEST ALBUM

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room | Giggs – Landlord | Kano – Made In The Manor | Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate | Skepta – Konnichiwa

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Giggs | Section Boyz | Little Simz | Fekky | Wretch 32

BEST SONG

  • Craig David Feat. Big Narstie “When The Bassline Drops” (Produced by White N3rd)
  • Kano Feat. Giggs & Wiley “3 Wheel-Ups” (Produced by Swifta Beater)
  • Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson “Girls Like” (Produced by KDA)
  • WSTRN “In2” (Produced by PRGRSHN for PARALLEL)
  • Jorja Smith “Blue Lights” (Produced by Joice)
  • Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin “Runnin’” (Produced by Naughty Boy)
  • Abra Cadabra Feat. Krept & Konan “Robbery (Remix)” (Produced by Yamaica)
  • Chase & Status Feat. Frisco “Funny” (Produced by Chase & Status)
  • Ghetts – “You Dun Know Already” (Produced by Sir Spyro)
  • M.O “Who Do You Think Of” (Produced by Fred Gibson)
  • J.Hus “Friendly” (Produced by J5)
  • Lethal Bizzle “Wobble” (Produced by Diztortion)

BEST VIDEO

  • Laura Mvula – Phenomenal Woman (Directed by Alex Southam)
  • Kojey Radical – Footsteps (Directed by The Rest)
  • M.I.A – Borders (Directed by M.I.A)
  • Nadia Rose – Skwod (Directed by Reece Proctol)
  • Bugzy Malone – Moving (Directed by Bugzy Malone)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

Nao | James Blake | Michael Kiwanuka | Laura Mvula | Shakka

BEST GRIME ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 1XTRA)

AJ Tracey | Kano | Chip | Skepta | Stormzy

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

Anderson. Paak | Beyoncé | Bryson Tiller | Chance The Rapper | Drake | Frank Ocean | Kanye West  | Kaytranada | PARTYNEXTDOOR | Rihanna | Justin Bieber | Tory Lanez | DJ Khaled | Major Lazer | Travis Scott

BEST JAZZ ACT

Esperanza Spalding | Bill Laurance | Michael Janisch | Jacob Collier | Cory Henry

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Guvna B | Volney Morgan & New-Ye | Sarah Teibo | S.O | Andrew Bello

BEST REGGAE ACT

Popcaan | Alkaline | Spice | Protoje | Kranium

BEST AFRICAN ACT

(This category will be reduced to 5 final nominees on October 17)

Mr Eazi | WizKid  Moelogo | Tekno Miles | Tiwa Savage | Yemi Alade | Olamide | Mista Silva |Eugy | Kwamz & Flava


General tickets for the 2016 MOBO Awards are on sale now