In a party taking place on August 26 at Mayfair Hotel in London, nominees for this year's MOBO Awards were uncovered. Those who got multiple kudos were Beyonce Knowles, Kanye West, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk and N-Dubz among others.
Beyonce, Kanye and Dizzee received three nominations each. Meanwhile, Chipmunk and N-Dubz led the pack, shadowing them all with four nods each. "It is a reflection of the industry that the guys are dominating the UK nominations, but we have identified a lot of young female talent coming through," Kanya King, the awards' founder, commented on the nominees list.
Beyonce was listed among the contenders for Best Video, Best International Act and Best Album, two of the latest have her facing off Kanye who received his third nod in Best Hip-Hop Act. Dizzee, meanwhile, got chances to win MOBO prizes in such categories as Best U.K. Act, Best Hip-Hop Act and Best Video.
As for the ones who received the most kudos, Chipmunk and N-Dubz are listed in Best U.K. Act, Best Hip-Hop Act, Best Video, Best Song and Best Album. Other nominees at the event included Mariah Carey, Lady GaGa, Ciara, Drake and Eminem.
The 14th Annual MOBO Awards will take place on September 30 at SECC Arena in Glasgow. "Holding the awards in Glasgow is testament to the fact that Mobo music is the sound of Britain as a whole. The reception from Scotland has been great and we cannot wait to put on our show up there," Kanya explained.
2009 MOBO Awards nominations list:
Best U.K. Act