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The MOBO Awards

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 22 Oct 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 43 2014 : Sat 18 Oct - Fri 24 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV2
  • Status: 

    New
The MOBO Awards have a new broadcast home, as ITV starts a three-year partnership to broadcast the ceremony on the UK's biggest digital channel ITV2 at 8pm, - with a highlights show later on ITV at 10.40pm
 
This year's ceremony will be hosted by Mel B and Sarah-Jane Crawford and will take place on 22 October from The SSE Arena, Wembley.  It celebrates the best and brightest new talent in the UK’s thriving urban music scene, alongside more established UK and international names.  Performances on the night include Professor Green, Krept & Konan and MNEK feat. Gorgon City.  
 
This year's crop of multiple nominees once again asserts the MOBO Awards' position as a leader in spotting emerging talent.  Krept & Konan is up for four awards including Best Male, Best Hip Hop, Best Album for 'Young Kingz' and Best Song for 'Don't Waste My TIme'.  Sam Smith has also been nominated for four awards, including Best Male, Best R&B/Soul, Best Album for 'In The Lonely Hour' and Best Song for his UK No. 1 hit 'Stay With Me'.  And Fuse ODG, Ghetts, Meridian Dan and Tinie Tempah all received three nominations for awards in several categories.
 
FKA Twigs is up for three awards including Best Female, Best Newcomer and Best Video for 'Two Weeks'.  And Katy B and Marsha Ambrosius also each received two nominations.  
 
The MOBOs have been a catalyst in the careers of numerous UK artists, including Craig David, Ms Dynamite, Estelle, N-Dubz, Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sandé and Rita Ora – who all went on to achieve great success after having been given a first platform by MOBO or having won the Best Newcomer Award.