Knucks tops 2022 MOBO Awards nominations E! News UK

The MOBO Awards, in association with Lucozade, have announced their 2022 nominees ahead of the triumphant 25th anniversary celebration on November 30, 2022. The UK’s biggest and most prestigious celebration of black music awaits you live from OVO Arena Wembley.

Acclaimed London rapper and producer Knucks tops this year’s list with 5 nominations: Album of the Year for ‘Alpha Place’, Best Male Act, Best Hip Hop Act (in association with Mixtape Madness) and two videos by the year (in association with McCrispy) nods — for his single “Alpha House/Hide & Seek” and as a featured artist on Kojey Radical’s “Payback.” Hailed by Britain’s GQ as “Britain’s most progressive rapper”, Knucks’ decade-long rise to elite status in British rap has been a journey marked by consistency and his contemporary flair for mixing rap. and jazz.

Nearly 12 months after winning MOBO’s Best Female Act, Little Simz wraps up its most decorated year ever by earning 4 MOBO: Album of the Year nominations for its critically acclaimed “Sometimes I Might Be Introverted”. critic, best female act, best hip-hop act. (in association with Mixtape Madness) and Video of the Year (in association with McCrispy) for ‘Point And Kill’ featuring Obongjayar.

Arguably the hottest Drill MC of the year, Central Cee, earns four MOBO nominations: Best Male Act, Best Drill Act (backed by Trench), Song of The Year (in association with Lucozade), and Video of The Year. (in association with McCrispy) for ‘Doja’. The 24-year-old rising star – tipped by MOBO last year with her first award nominations – won MOBO Best Newcomer and the first MOBO Best Drill Act in 2021. Elsewhere in Drill, Ivoirian Doll becomes the first female artist to be nominated for Best Drill Act (supported by Trench).

For a quarter of a century, MOBO has proudly celebrated and uplifted black music in the UK. His 25-year legacy has seen MOBO play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of black British music globally, championing local talent and setting the standard in rap, hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime, drill, gospel, jazz, reggae, garage, drum & bass and beyond.

This year, MOBO is proud to welcome two new categories in recognition of the breadth and depth of Black music: Best Alternative Music Act (in association with Marshall) and Best Dance/Electronic Act (supported by Mixmag ).

The Best Alternative Music Act category recognizes artists who identify as indie, rock, punk or alternative as their primary genre; while the Best Dance/Electronic Act category recognizes artists who perform music in Jungle, Drum & Bass, House, Techno, Afro House, Amapiano, Dubstep, Garage, Disco, Electro, Dance-pop genres.

2022 MOBO Awards Nominees

Best Male Act
central cee
David
Bloc D Europe
Digga D
Knuckles
Tion Wayne

Best Female Act
Little Simz
Mahalia
Miraa Mai
Mrs Banks
pink Panther
Tiana Major9

album of the year
Aitch – “Near You”
Knucks – ‘Alpha Place’
Kojey Radical – ‘Reason to Smile’
Little Simz – “Sometimes I can be introverted”
M Huncho – ‘Chasing Euphoria’
Miraa May – ‘Tales of a Miracle’

Song of the Year in association with Lucozade – [Public Voted Category]
Aich Feat. Ashanti – ‘Baby’
Cee central – ‘Doja’
Dave – ‘Starlight’
Digga D & Stillbrickin – ‘Pump 101’
Dreya Mac, Felixthe1St & Finch Fetti – ‘Own Brand (Baddie)’
Potter Pay Feat. Tiggs Da Author – ‘Gangsteritus’

Best newcomer in association with Asos – [Public Voted Category]
Amaria Bb
Bru-C
cat burns
Clavic
Crystal
Flo
jbee
Nemzzz
Nia Archives
Switch

Video of the Year in association with McCrispy – [Public Voted Category]
Central Cee – ‘Doja’ (directed by Cole Bennett)
Headie One, Abra Cadabra & Bandokay – ‘Can’t Be Us’ (directed by Headie One & Don Prod)
Knucks – ‘Alpha House/Hide & Seek’ (directed by Emile Ebrahim Kelly)
Kojey Radical Feat. Knucks – ‘Payback’ (directed by Charlie Sarsfield and Ejiro Dafé)
Little Simz Feat. Obongjayar – ‘Point And Kill’ (directed by Ebeneza Blanche)
Mahalia – “Everything Simon Says” (directed by Mahalia)

Best R&B/Soul Group
Ella May
Mahalia
Miraa Mai
Nao
Shakka
Tiana Major9

Best Grime Act – [Public Voted Category]
Blay Vision
D Double E
frisco
Kamakaze
Manga Saint Hilaire
Novelist

Best Hip-Hop Number in Association with Mixtape Madness
Bloc D Europe
Knuckles
Kojey Radical
Little Simz
potter pays
Young Teflon

Best Trench Supported Drill Act – [Public Voted Category]
central cee
Digga D
head one
Ivorian doll
K-Trap
Kwengface
M24
Russian millions
T unknown
V9

Best International Act – [Public Voted Category]
Beyonce
Burna Boy
Chris Brown
Duck
Jack Harlow
Jazmine Sullivan
Kendrick Lamar
Skillibeng
summer walker
Time

Best Performance in a TV Show/Movie – [Public Voted Category]
Damson Idris As Franklin Saint – Snowfall
Daniel Kaluuya as Otis “Oj” Haywood Jr. – No
Jasmine Jobson as Jaq – Top Boy
Kane Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy
Lashana Lynch as Nomi – No Time to Die
Samuel Adewunmi as a hero – You don’t know me

Best Media Personality – [Public Voted Category]
Great Zuu
chucky online
Chunkz
Harry Pinero
ksi
Mo Gilligan
Munya Chawawa
Nelle Rose
Yung filly
Zeze Millz

Best Alternative Music Act in Association with Marshall
Big Joanie
Bob Vylan
bookmaker for kids
To hate
Nova Twins
Skunk Anansia

Best Electronic/Dance Number Supported by Mixmag
Anz
Elisa Rose
Fka twigs
jax jones
Nia Archives
sherelle

Best African Music Act Supported by Afrozons – [Public Voted Category]
Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Asake (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)
Oxlade (Nigeria)
Pheelz (Nigeria)
Rema (Nigeria)
Time (Nigeria)

Premier Gospel Supported Best Gospel Act
Asha Elia
music called
Rachel Kerr
Reblah
Sarah Teibo
Always shaded

Best jazz number supported by Jazz Fm
Blue Lab Beats
Doom Cannon
Ego Ella May
Ezra Collective
Jas Kayser
Kokoroko

Best Caribbean Music Number
Coffee
Popcan
Sean-Paul
Shenseea
Skillibeng
Spice up

Top producer supported by Complex UK
Inflo
Jae5
Labrinth
M1Onthebeat
P2J
TSB

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