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23 November 2017, 09:01
Stormzy & J Hus have picked up the most nominations this year!
In the last twelve months, a host of incredible artists have made an impact not only on the UK music charts, but also on the UK's musical culture as a whole.
From Stormzy performing at Wembley Stadium as part of the #CapitalSTB for the first time, to J Hus, Giggs and more getting the first top 10 albums of their careers - it's fair to say it's been a strong year.
So what better way to celebrate than the annual MOBO Awards and we're super excited right now because our boy Marvin Humes has been announced as the host of the awards show this year!
(Pic: MOBO Awards)
Marvin will be hosting the proceedings alongside Maya Jama and it'll be his first time taking charge of the hugely popular awards show - we know he's gonna smash it!
As you'd expect, the man of the moment Stormzy has picked up the most nominations of anyone with 5, including Best Male, Best Album and Best Video.
J Hus has grabbed four nods and will compete against Stormzy for the Best Male trophy, whilst Stefflon Don also picked up her first ever nominations for Best Female, Best Newcomer and Best Hip Hop Act.
Other Capital artists who have gained a nod this year include Yungen & Yxng Bane whose track 'Bestie' has been nominated for Best Song, whilst 'Finders Keepers' duo Mabel and Kojo Funds have both been nominated for Best Newcomer.
This year the Best Male category was announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan via Twitter, whilst Arsenal footballer Hector Bellerin, comedian Michael Dapaah and R&B legend Jill Scott also announced categories.
The MOBO Awards ceremony will be taking place in Leeds this year on Wednesday 29th November and with a nominations list as strong as this, we know it's gonna be one memorable night!
The MOBO Awards 2018 Nominations:
J Hus – Common Sense
Nines – One Foot Out
Sampha – Process
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life
J Hus “Did You See” (Produced by JAE5)
Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra “Dun Talkin" (Produced by GA)
Not3s “Addison Lee” (Produced by Malv On The Track)
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots” (Produced by Sir Spyro & Fraser T Smith)
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane “Bestie" (Produced by ADP)
Bossman Birdie “Walk The Walk” (Directed by Luke Davies)
J Hus “Spirit” (Directed by Hugo Jenkins)
Loyle Carner “The Isle Of Arran” (Directed by Georgia Hudson)
Mist “Hot Property” (Directed by Oliver Jennings)
Stormzy “Big For Your Boots” (Directed by Daps)
BEST HIP HOP ACT
BEST GRIME ACT
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
BEST AFRICAN ACT
BEST REGGAE ACT
BEST JAZZ ACT
BEST GOSPEL ACT
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Whilst you're here, check out Stormzy's sick performance from the #CapitalSTB this summer...