MOBO Awards 2012


The MOBOs were set up in 1996 to honour Music of Black Origin, and were soon established as one of the most respected awards shows in the UK. In their 17th year they’re more open-minded than ever, celebrating everyone from African artists to homegrown, urban talent, and highlighting genres as diverse as hip hop and jazz.

As we predicted, the all-conquering Emeli Sandé was the big winner at this year’s event, scooping a hat trick of prizes, including the coveted ‘Best Album’ award.

You can check out the winners, and preview and download music from all the nominees below.


Best Album: Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events


Best Song: Labrinth 'Earthquake'

Preview # Track Duration Price
Preview Ed Sheeran - Lego House 01. Lego House - Ed Sheeran 3:05
£0.99
Preview Emeli Sandé - Next to Me 10. Emeli Sandé - Next to Me 3:17
£0.99
Preview Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah - Earthquake 03. Earthquake - Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah 3:36
£0.99
Preview Michael Kiwanuka - I'll Get Along 04. I'll Get Along - Michael Kiwanuka 3:27
£0.99
Preview Plan B - ill Manors 05. ill Manors - Plan B 3:46
£0.99

Best Newcomer: Rita Ora

Best video: JLS 'Do You Feel What I Feel'

Best International Act: Nicki Minaj

  Best Hip Hop / Grime: Plan B
Devlin
Plan B
Professor Green
Wiley
Wretch 32
Best R&B / Soul Act: Emeli Sandé
Angel
Emeli Sandé
Labrinth
Maverick Sabre
Rebecca Ferguson
  Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Damian Marley
Konshens
Mr. Vegas
Popcaan
Sean Paul
Best Jazz Act: Zoe Rahman
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Femi Temowo
Roller Trio
Zara McFarlane
Zoe Rahman

Best African Act: D'Banj