Music of Black Origin Awards

  1. JLS, Tinie Tempah Win 2 Each At MOBO Awards

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban stars JLS and Tinie Tempah were the major winners at the 2010 MOBO Awards, walking away with two prizes each. Boy band JLS, who were runners up in the 2008 series of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor," won be ...

  2. JLS, N-Dubz, Professor Green Confirmed For MOBOs

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Homegrown stars dominate the first list of acts confirmed to perform at this year's MOBO Awards, with N-Dubz, JLS and Professor Green all set to play the leading urban event. U.K. pop star Alesha Dixon is also set to perform at the urban musi ...

  3. Tinie Tempah Leads MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awa ...

  4. Beyonce, JLS, N-Dubz Win Two MOBO Awards Each

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British bands JLS and N-Dubz shared the limelight with U.S. star Beyonce after all three acts won two MOBO awards each. The ceremony celebrates black, urban music. Two of Michael Jackson's siblings also appeared at the MOBO (Music Of Black Or ...

  5. Beyonce, Dizzee, Kanye Earn 3 MOBO Nominations

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rapper Dizzee Rascal, Beyonce and Kanye West have each picked up three nominations for the 2009 MOBO Awards, which will move from London to Glasgow for the first time in their 13-year history. The MOBO Awards, which recognizes music of black ...

  6. First MTV Africa Music Awards Performers Named

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South African Afro-soul performer Lira tops the performers bill for the second MTV Africa Music Awards, taking place Oct. 10 at the Kasarani Indoor Stadium, Nairobi. Lira, who was crowned female artist of the year at this year's South African ...

  7. MOBOs Head To Glasgow

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. MOBO Awards will be staged in Glasgow this year, the first time the ceremony has been held outside of London. Glasgow SECC will host the 2009 MOBOs on Sept. 30. The announcement was made today (April 17) by awards founder Kanya King, R&am ...

  8. Chris Brown Hits U.K. Arenas In January

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. R&B act Chris Brown will return to the U.K. for his first arena tour in the territory, following his sold-out gigs at London's IndigO2 in March. This will be the "Kiss Kiss" singer's biggest shows to date for the U.K., ...

  9. Estelle, Leona Lewis Triumph At MOBOs

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Estelle and Leona Lewis won two awards each at the 13th annual MOBO Awards in London. The awards recognize music of black origin. Estelle was one of the stars of the night, impressing the audience on stage at Wembley Arena with a medley of tunes b ...

  10. PRS' Record High For MOBO Nominations

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Performing Right Society (PRS) has reported that a record number of its members appear in the nominations for this year's MOBO Awards, held Oct. 15 at London's Wembley Arena. Sixteen artists have been given the honor, inc ...

  11. Estelle, Legend To Perform At MOBOs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. R&B artist Estelle has been confirmed to perform at the MOBO Awards at London's Wembley Arena on Oct. 15. She has five award nominations including best female and best song for "American Boy", which features Kanye West. Joh ...

  12. Estelle Lands Five MOBO Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British talent leads the field in the 2008 MOBO Award nominations, with Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Leona Lewis and Wiley all earning multiple nods. Estelle is up for five awards, including best song and best video for "American Boy" (Atlant ...

  13. Mobos Moves To Wembley

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards is moving to the Live Nation-managed Wembley Arena for its Oct. 15 2008 ceremony, after being staged at London's O2 Arena last year. The awards were launched in 1996 and last year's winners include ...

  14. Jamelia Eyes-Up Acting, Modeling Roles

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the next phase of her career, Billboard.biz has learned. The artist, who is currently without a record deal after separating in April with ...

  15. Winehouse, Rascal In The Hunt For MOBOs

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, to be held Sept. 19 at London's O2 Arena. BBC1 will broadcast it two days later. Winehouse is up for best U.K. female, bes ...

  16. MOBO Awards Move To The O2

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 12th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on Sept. 19. The MOBOs will be the first industry awards ceremony to take place at new Greenwich venue, which opened for business on July 7. Owne ...

  17. Beyonce's No-Show At MOBO Annoys Fans

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Audience booed when artist failed to appear. Beyonce Knowles, who clinched three awards at last night’s MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award, was booed by the audience when she failed to turn up and pick up her gongs. Beyonce had bagged prizes for b ...

  18. MOBO Awards Honor Beyonce, Rae, Akala

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Beyonce was the top winner at this year's MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, winning three trophies at tonight's (Sept. 20) ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. R&B star Beyonce was the top winner at this y ...

  19. Beyonce Dominates U.K.'s MOBO Nominations

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 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 f ...

  20. U.K. Singer Lynden David Hall Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST MOBO winner was 31. MOBO winner was 31. News ...

  21. Ms Dynamite Admits Assaulting Cop

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST British rapper Ms Dynamite pleaded guilty on Friday (Jan. 13) to assaulting a female police officer after a brawl outside a London nightclub. British rapper Ms Dynamite pleaded guilty on Friday (Jan. 13) to assaulting a female police officer after ...

  22. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  23. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  24. Lemar Up For Five U.K. MOBO Nominations

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With five nods, English soul singer Lemar has the most nominations for Britain's 10th annual Music of Black Origin Awards, to be held Sept. 22 at London's Royal Albert Hall. With five nods, English soul singer Lemar has the most nominati ...

  25. Lemar Up For Five U.K. MOBO Nominations

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With five nods, English soul singer Lemar has the most nominations for Britain's 10th annual Music of Black Origin Awards, to be held Sept. 22 at London's Royal Albert Hall. With five nods, English soul singer Lemar has the most nominati ...

  26. Jamelia, Keane Grab Q Awards Limelight

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards. R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for bes ...

  27. Jamelia, Keane Grab Q Awards Limelight

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards. R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awar ...

  28. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  29. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  30. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...

  31. Jamaican Singers Lose MOBO Noms In Gay Protest

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards have pulled the nominations of two controversial Jamaican reggae artists in a row about alleged homophonic lyrics. Organizers of Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards ha ...

  32. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors set for Sept. 30 in London. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. West's debut solo album, "College Dr ...

  33. Kanye West Grabs 7 MOBO Nominations

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for the ninth annual MOBO Awards, to be held Sept. 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall. With a record seven nominations, hip-hop star Kanye West is the frontrunner for t ...