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Published on October 21st, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading


MOBO AWARDS – Winners and Highlights

2010 MOBO Awards

2010 MOBO Awards results and highlights

The cream of UK talent celebrated another amazing year of chart success at the MOBO Awards, in association with Lebara Mobile, last night. Held last night inside the Echo Arena (Liverpool), all categories were voted for by the public on
The star-studded ceremony saw UK talents Tinie Tempah and JLS each walk away with two awards each.

The past 15 years of MOBO Awards have celebrated and embodied urban music and in a year where MOBO artists have accounted for two thirds of the No.1 spots in the single charts, this year’s ceremony has proved that British is best.

This year’s awards marked the explosion of the UK’s very own Tinie Tempah. Making his MOBO debut with a staggering four nominations, the South London rapper took home the prestigious Best Newcomer award and Best Video in association with MTV BASE for his number 1 smash Frisky.

The UK’s favourite boyband, and last year’s winners JLS scooped Best UK Act in association with Lebara Mobile and the Best Album award, with the boys also stealing the show with their surprise collaboration of the evening with US star Travie McCoy.

Hosted by Radio 1’s Reggie Yates and UK songstress Alesha Dixon with N-Dubz hosting backstage in Liverpool, this year’s show saw other phenomenal performances from the crème de la crème of the UK’s finest musical talent from N Dubz, Roll Deep, Mark Ronson and Tinchy Stryder’s show stopping finale featuring Tinie Tempah, Devlin and Giggs.

Along with his stellar performance on the night, Professor Green proved his worth this year picking up Best UK Hip Hop / Grime, while Best UK R&B / Soul Act went to Plan B.
This year MOBO also paid tribute awarding the Lifetime Achievement Award to Billy Ocean for over 30 years in the business.

For only the second time in MOBO history, the show ventured outside of its native London, to expand the MOBO family to another city with a great musical heritage, to the banks of the Mersey, home of The Beatles, Liverpool.

With Liverpool bursting with some great TV, music and football talent, the Echo Arena has proved to be more than welcoming to the up and coming stars of the future at this year’s MOBO Awards.

Full list of MOBO 2010 Winners:
Best Newcomer – Tinie Tempah
Best UK R&B / Soul Act – Plan B
Best UK Hip Hop / Grime Act – Professor Green
Best International Act – Eminem
Best Reggae Act – Gyptian
Best Album – JLS, ‘JLS’
Best Video in association with MTV Base – Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – Frisky
Best UK Act in association with Lebara Mobile – JLS
Best Song in association with PRSforMusic – NDubz FEAT. Mr Hudson – Playing with Fire
Best African Act – K’Naan
Best Jazz Act – Empirical
Best Gospel Act – Guvna B
Lifetime Achievement – Billy Ocean
BeMOBO – Merseyside Dance Initiative

*All videos and footage are property of the BBC.

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is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.

One Response to MOBO AWARDS – Winners and Highlights

  1. Detlef says:

    Having grown up with craig in southampton from Day, i’m gonna tell it strahgit.All the comments above have meritt .both good and bad.Craig has more talent than anybody to come from the UK urban sence, but what people don’t realise is he poineered and gave allot of people the chance they have now.Before craig thier was nothing import after import from the us.since craig the uk sence has more confidence and the music industry itself has more confidence in urban black artist more so now than ever.The problem craig has faced is nobody expected him so didn’t know how to manage his talent.To prove it all his best work came before he signed any record label and was writing from his flat in holyrood estate selling allsorts(no drugs) to make ends meet.This was pure uncorrupted craig at his best.i agree since then he has tried different things on his albums because thier was no road laid out for him he has made it and others have followed and expanded on what he started.i think what the haters out thier would of loved is to see craig trade talent with our brothers across the pond.This is where real credabillity is made and rightfully so as they have produced the best black music we all grew up on.Anyhow im tierd,gonna catch some zzzzzzzz sorry for many spelling mistakes hope the message was understood.Keep it real

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