MOBO Awards 2017

See the nominees

Sampha won the Mercury, grime got politically engaged, afrobeats was everywhere, Cardi B became the first unaccompanied female rapper to get a US no.1 since Lauryn Hill, and Drake was, well...still being Drake. Another year, another excellent time for both British and international music of black origin, so of course the MOBOs are celebrating in style. This year's ceremony takes place in Leeds on the 29th November: take a look at the nominees.

Outstanding Contribution To Music

Best Album

Best Newcomer

Best Video: Nomination 1

Best Female Act

Best Male Act

Best Video: Nomination 2

Best International Act

Best Song

Best Video: Nomination 3

Best Hip Hop Act

Best Video: Nomination 4

Best Grime Act

Best Video: Nomination 5

Best R&B / Soul Act

Best African Act

Best Jazz Act

Best Reggae Act

Best Gospel Act