Stormzy and J-Hus lead the nominations at the 2017 MOBO Awards
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Stormzy has topped off a massive year by leading the nominations for the 2017 MOBO awards, receiving five nods including Best Male, Best Album, and Best Grime Act.

The South London MC, who released debut album Gang Signs and Prayer in February, also received Best Song and Best Video nominations for ‘Big For Your Boots’.

He’s closely followed by ‘Did You See’ rapper J-Hus, who received four nominations for Best Male, Best Album for ‘Common Sense’, Best Song for ‘Did You See’ and Best Video for ‘Spirit’.

The nominations also saw huge recognition for upcoming talent too, with Jorja Smith picking up three prestigious nominations for Best Female, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Newcomer only a year after In the last 12 featuring on Drake’s hit album “More Life” and supporting him on his UK tour.

Other recognition for rising talent comes in the form of Stefflon Don, who has received three nominations for Best Female, Best Hip Hop Act, and Best Newcomer.

After triumphing at the Mercury Prize, there’s the chance for Sampha to win big again too, receiving three nominations for Best Male,Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Album for his critically acclaimed debut “Process”.

An extensive list of the main nominations is below.

BEST MALE Bugzy Malone Chip Dave Giggs J Hus Maleek Berry Mostack Sampha Skepta Stormzy

BEST FEMALE Emeli Sandé Jessie Ware Jorja Smith Lady Leshurr Little Simz Mabel Nadia Rose NAO Ray BLK Stefflon Don

BEST ALBUM J Hus – Common Sense Nines – One Foot Out Sampha – Process Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

BEST NEWCOMER Dave Jorja Smith Kojo Funds Lotto Boyzz Loyle Carner Mabel Mist Not3s Stefflon Don Yxng Bane

BEST SONG J Hus “Did You See” (Produced by JAE5)

Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra “Dun Talkin’”

(Produced by GA) Not3s “Addison Lee” (Produced by Malv On The Track) Stormzy “Big For Your Boots” (Produced by Sir Spyro & Fraser T Smith) Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane “Bestie) (Produced by ADP)

BEST VIDEO Bossman Birdie “Walk The Walk” (Directed by Luke Davies) J Hus “Spirit” (Directed by Hugo Jenkins) Loyle Carner “The Isle Of Arran” (Directed by Georgia Hudson) Mist “Hot Property” (Directed by Oliver Jennings) Stormzy “Big For Your Boots” (Directed by Daps)

BEST HIP HOP ACT Giggs Little Simz Loyle Carner Nines Stefflon Don Wretch 32

BEST GRIME ACT AJ Tracey Chip P Money Skepta Stormzy Wiley

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT Supported by Mi-Soul Craig David Jorja Smith NAO Ray BLK Sampha


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