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Grime star Stormzy claims hat-trick at MOBO Awards in Leeds

Stormzy won three awards Credit: PA

Thousands of people turned out for the MOBO awards in Leeds last night.

Stormzy swept to victory with three gongs. The Grime artist won best male, best grime act and best album for his debut release Gang Signs & Prayer.

It caps an incredible year for the rapper who scored a number one album with his acclaimed debut, performance at the Brits and a Mercury music prize nomination.

Meanwhile Hollywood actor Idris Elba was given a special honour.

Idris Elba was honoured Credit: PA

The 'Luther' star received the Paving the Way award for his achievements in the arts and his contribution to British culture.

Rapper Giggs was named best hip-hop act, while Craig David won the best R&B/soul prize at the ceremony which celebrates "music of black origin".

Birmingham-born rapper and singer Stefflon Don won best female.

Stefflon Don won best female Credit: PA

Stormzy's girlfriend Maya Jama and former JLS star Marvin Humes hosted the event - in its 22nd year - at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, was beaten in the best song category by fellow Londoner J Hus, who overcame a serious knife attack in 2015 to win the award for his track Did You See.

Tulisa on the red carpet before she presented an award with Naughty Boy Credit: PA

Stormzy's Big For Your Boots also missed out in the best video category, with Mist's Hot Property taking the gong. Rapper Dave collected the best newcomer prize ahead of Mercury Prize-nominated Loyle Carner.

Here is a full list of the winners:

  • Best male - Stormzy
  • Best female - Stefflon Don
  • Best album - Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
  • Best newcomer - Dave
  • Best song - J Hus, Did You See
  • Best video - Mist, Hot Property
  • Best hip hop - Giggs
  • Best grime act - Stormzy
  • Best R&B act/soul act - Craig David
  • Best international act - Wizkid
  • Best African act - Davido
  • Best reggae act - Damian Marley
  • Best jazz act - Moses Boyd
  • Best gospel act - Volney Morgan and New-Ye

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