Rappers Lead 2006 MOBO Award Nominations

This

year’s Music of Black Origin Awards nominations were announced on Monday (Aug

14). The

award ceremony is one of the largest events in the UK music calendar and will

take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 20th September.This

year’s nominations reflect more UK artists, due to organizers being forced to

create four new categories to promote UK music due to the rise in demand for UK

Black music. The MOBO’s have previously been criticized for nominating too many

American acts.New

categories include Best UK Female and Best UK Male. Nominations

include Kano (Best Video, Best Hip-hop Act and Best Male), Sway (Best Hip-Hop,

Best Male), Plan B (Best Newcomer, Best Male), Lady Sovereign (Best Newcomer)

and Ms Dynamite’s younger brother, Akala (Best Hip-Hop). The

US nominees include OutKast, Kayne West, Jay Z and Pharrell Williams. Busta Rhymes

and Kayne West are the only Americans that are nominated in the best Hip-Hop category.The

host for the evening is yet to be announced. Previous hosts have included Pharrell

Williams, Left Eye, Lil Kim and LL Cool J.List

of MOBO 2006 Nominations:Best

Hip-Hop ActAkalaBusta

RhymesKanoKayne

WestSwayBest

Male:KanoNate

JamesLemarSwayPlan

BBest

Female:Alesha

DixonBeverly

KnightCorinne

Bailey RaeJameilaKeisha

WhiteBest

Group:Black

Eyed PeasGnarls

BarkleyOutKastPussy

Cat DollsThe

StreetsBest

Newcomer:Corinne

Bailey RaeFundamental

03Lady

SoveriegnPlan

BSoundBwoyBest

Song:Beyonce

ft Jay Z- Deja VuCorinne

Bailey Rae – Put Your Records OnGnarls

Barkley – CrazyMary

J Blige Without YouNe-Yo-

So SickInternational

FemaleAlicia

KeysBeyonceJanet

JacksonMary

J BligeNelly

FutadoInternational

MaleJay

ZChris

BrownKayne

WestNe-YoPharrellBest

Video:Beyonce-

Deja VuBusta

Rhymes- Touch it (Remix)Chris

Brown Run itKano-

Brown EyesRoll

Deep- Shake a Leg

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