The MOBO Awards has announced the nominees for next year’s ceremony with Little Simz and Stormzy leading the way.
Both acts are up for four awards each with the former up for Best Female Act (in association with Shea Moisture), Album of The Year, Video of The Year and Best Hip Hop Act while the latter has been nominated for Best Male Act, Album of The Year, Song of The Year, Video of The Year.
The annual celebration of Black music and culture, which is now on its 26th edition, will return on on February 7 at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.
Central Cee, PinkPantheress, J Hus and Raye have also received three nominations each.
MOBO Founder Kanya King CBE said: “We are proud to champion this year’s incredible lineup of nominees for the 26th MOBO Awards, who have all brought stellar music and content to our attention through their remarkable work in music, film, TV, online and more.
This year’s nominees not only represent the best of their genre and artform and an incredible year of music, but also continue our dedication to sustaining an inclusive ecosystem where diverse talent is both recognised and empowered to thrive.”
Little Simz, Knucks, Central Cee, PinkPantheress and the late Jamal Edwards were among the winners at last year’s event which was staged at London’s OVO Arena Wembley.
The full list of hosts and performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available now here.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best Male Act
Best Female Act – In Association with Shea Moisture
Album of the Year
Ezra Collective – ‘Where I’m Meant To Be’
J Hus – ‘Beautiful And Brutal Yard’
Little Simz – ‘No Thank You’
Potter Payper – ‘Real Back In Style’
Raye – ‘My 21st Century Blues’
Stormzy – ‘This What I Mean’
Song of the Year – supported by BBC Radio 1XTRA
Central Cee & Dave – ‘Sprinter’
J Hus featuring Drake – ‘Who Told You’
Jorja Smith – ‘Little Things’
PinkPantheress & Ice Spice ‘Boys A PT.2’
Raye & 070 Shake – ‘Escapism’
Stormzy – ‘Hide & Seek’