R&B star Beyonce Knowles has clinched four nominations for the 11th annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, which will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 20.

R&B star Beyonce Knowles has clinched four nominations for the 11th annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, which will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 20.

She has been nominated for the best female international, best song, best video and best R&B categories.

Other nomination successes include Corinne Bailey Rae, the British newcomer making an impact in the United States. She is being considered for best song, best U.K. female and best U.K. newcomer.

Rising hip-hop star Kano, another new British talent, is in the running for best video, best U.K. male and best hip-hop.

The 14 MOBO categories, selected by the MOBO Academy, include four new music entries: best U.K. female, best U.K. male, best international male, and best international female.

The Academy includes industry executives from radio stations, record labels and, for the first time, features 500 members of the public.

The best African act category returns this year with South African songstress Lebo Mathosa and Ghanaian musician Batman Samini among the nominees.

Additionally, there is the new BEMOBO award, which recognizes "an individual or organization who exemplifies the MOBO social ideals of being courageous, forward-thinking and active within the community."

The awards gala will be aired live by free-to-air British public broadcaster BBC 3, and via BBC 1 on Sept. 22.