Thursday, August 23, 2007

Amy Winehouse is "Britain's best black artist"

The increasingly detached MOBO awards have announced their nominations list, with Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal leading the way - four nominations each.

It would be unfair to suggest that the shortlist has been drawn up by asking, say, Ken Bruce to name all the black artists he can think of, but, then again...

Here's the nominations in full - jump to the bottom if you don't want to scroll through:

BEST UK MALE
Dizzee Rascal
Kano
Lethal Bizzle
Sway
Wiley

BEST UK FEMALE
Amy Winehouse
Beverley Knight
Corinne Bailey Rae
Jamelia
Joss Stone

BEST UK NEWCOMER
Mutya Buena
N Dubz
Sadie Ama
Tinchy Stryder
UnkleJam

BEST DJ
George Kay
Jigs
Rampage
Ras Kwame
Ronnie Herel
Semtex
Shortee Blitz
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood
Trevor Nelson

BEST REGGAE
Collie Buddz
Sean Kingston
Shaggy
Stephen Marley
Tony Matterhorn

BEST HIP HOP
50 Cent
Common
Dizzee Rascal
Kano
Kanye West


BEST R&B
Akon
Amy Winehosue
Lemar
Nathan
Ne-Yo

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Akon
Diddy
Kanye West
Rihanna
T.I

BEST SONG
Amerie - 'Take Control'
Amy Winehouse - 'Rehab'
Dizzee Rascal - 'Sirens'
Neyo - 'Because of You'
Robin Thicke - 'Lost Without You'

BEST VIDEO
Amy Winehouse - 'Back to Black'
Dizzee Rascal - 'Sirens'
Kanye West - 'Stronger'
Pussycat Dolls - 'Wait a Minute'
Rihanna - 'Umbrella'

BEST GOSPEL
4 Kornerz
BlushUK
G-Force
Jahaziel
Priscilla Jones

BEST JAZZ
Abram Wilson
Byron Wallen
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Soweto Kinch
Wynton Marsalis

Best African Act
Tu Face Idibia (Nigeria)
DBanj (Nigeria)
Nameless (Kenya)
Wambali Mkandawire (Malawi)
Bebe Cool (Uganda)
Kabelo (SA)

You know you're in trouble when the Pussycat Dolls are being considered for the best anything. This year, you can vote yourself online, if you really feel you must.


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James said...

BEST UK FEMALE
Amy Winehouse
Beverley Knight
Corinne Bailey Rae
Jamelia
Joss Stone


Oops! I bet heads will roll at Mobo HQ when they realise that instead of publishing the nominations for Best UK Female in the press release, they accidentally copied and pasted in the tracklisting of the next 'New Woman' compilation.

karlt said...

Best newcomer: Mutya Buena? I know that Sugababes have a revisionist view of history that would make Stalin blush, but I'm sure she's been around for about 10 years.

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