Will Popcaan Continue His Winning Streak?

This morning in London the nominees for this year’s MoBo (Music of Black Origin) Awards were announced. Now celebrating its 21st year, the MoBos have often done a better job reflecting the sound of the streets than the Grammy’s, particularly in the Reggae award category, honoring not only the Best Reggae Album (like the Grammy’s) but the overall Best Reggae Artist. Last year’s nominees included UK-based Stylo G, Chronixx, Protoje, Omi [who might have been amused to be included in this category since the Jamaican-born pop artist always made clear that he’s not a reggae artist], with the award going to Mr. “World Cup” himself, Popcaan—who got the nod this year as well. His last trip to England resulted in a MixPak victory at the Red Bull Culture Clash. Check out his competition. Nominee List After The Jump…

Popcaan

Alkaline

Spice

Protoje

Kranium

Best Song

Craig David feat. Big Narstie ‘When the Bassline Drops’
Kano feat. Giggs & Wiley ‘3 Wheel-Ups’
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson ‘Girls Like’
WSTRN ‘In 2’
Jorja Smith ‘Blue Lights’
Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin ‘Runnin’
Abra Cadabra feat. Krept & Konan ‘Robbery’ (Remix)
Chase & Status feat. Frisco ‘Funny’
Ghetts ‘You Dun Know Already’
M.O ‘Who Do You Think Of’
J.Hus ‘Friendly’
Lethal Bizzle ‘Wobble’

Best Newcomer

67
AJ Tracey
Avelino
Izzy Bizu
Mostack
Kojey Radical
Nadia Rose
Ray Blk
Anne-marie
WSTRN

Best Female Act

Lady Leshurr
Katy B
Laura Mvula
Little Simz
Nao

Best Hip Hop Act

Giggs
Section Boyz
Little Simz
Fekky
Wretch 32

Best Grime Act

AJ Tracey
Kano
Chip
Skepta
Stormzy

Best Album

Laura Mvula ‘The Dreaming Room’Giggs ‘Landlord’
Kano ‘Made in the Manor’
Michael Kiwanuka ‘Love & Hate’
Skepta ‘Konnichiwa’

Best Gospel Act

Guvna B
Volney Morgan and New-Ye
Sarah Teibo
S.O
Andrew Bello

Best R&B/Soul Act

Nao
James Blake
Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula
Shakka

Best African Act

Mr Eazi
Wizkid
Moelogo
Tekno Miles
Tiwa Savage
Yemi Alade
Olamide
Mista
Silva
Eugy
Kwamz & Flava

Best Jazz Act

Esperanza Spalding
Bill Laurance
Michael Janisch
Jacob Collier
Cory Henry

Best Video

Laura Mvula ‘Phenomenal Woman’
Kojey Radical ‘Footsteps’
M.I.A ‘Borders’
Nadia Rose ‘Skwod’
Bugzy Malone ‘Moving’

Best Reggae Act

Popcaan
Alkaline
Spice
Protoje
Kranium

Best Male Act

Craig David
Skepta
Stormzy
Kano
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act

Anderson. Paak
Beyonce
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
Kaytranada
Partynextdoor
Rihanna
Justin Bieber
Tory Lanez
DJ Khaled
Major Lazer
Travis Scott

The winner will be announced at the MoBo Awards ceremony this Friday, November 4th at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Nuff respect to all the nominees.

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