Each of the rappers is given four chances to win at the prestigious British event while Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys are among the long-list of Best International Act.
Rappers Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal are leading the nominations at Britain's prestigious Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards next month. Newcomer Tempah heads the list with four nods, including best song, best video and best newcomer. He's also set to battle it out with Rascal and Leona Lewis for the title of best U.K. Act.
"Bonkers" hitmaker Rascal has landed three nominations, including best album. Hip-hop trio N-Dubz, rapper Professor Green and Plan B are also up for three trophies each. Meanwhile Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce Knowles and Alicia Keys are all named in the best international act category.
The awards will take place in Liverpool, England on October 20. The full nominees list can be found at Mobo.com.