2009 MOBO Awards which was held on September 30 at the SECC in Glasgow has been wrapped, and those walking home with trophies were revealed. Beyonce Knowles, N-Dubz and JLS were the ones who dominated the event, grabbing two prizes each.
Beyonce won over Akon, Ciara, Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Lady GaGa and Mariah Carey in Best International Act. She got her other award in Best Video category, pushing aside Dizzee Rascal, Alesha Dixon, Chipmunk and Mr. Hudson.
Unfortunately, Beyonce was not present at the ceremony and offered her acceptance speech on a video message. She reportedly was booed by the crowd when apologizing for failing to attend the show.
N-Dubz claimed their double victories from Best Album and Best U.K. Act. Though bagging two gongs, one of their personnel "Dappy" Contostavlos was upset because their collaborator Tinchy Stryder who was nominated for 3 categories went home with empty hands. "There's no-one like Tinchy, nobody's doing what he's doing. Nobody's got his swagger. I'm really upset. He should have won something," he said.
As for JLS, the boyband were honored with Best Newcomer and Best Song. "I never thought we would be here. I never thought we'd get nominated, and I never thought we would win two awards," their member Marvin Humes said when collecting the trophy.
The Wednesday ceremony had a number of artists performing live. They were Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Chipmunk, Ironik, Keri Hilson, JLS and Diversity among others. The awards also saw Michael Jackson tribute introduced by La Toya Jackson and performed by Jermaine Jackson alongside "Britain's Got Talent" finalist Shaheen Jafargholi.
Winners List of 2009 MOBO Awards: