Find Out Who Will Win at the MOBO Awards 2014
THE MOBO Awards have doled out their nominations, inevitably prompting spectacularly thick people to say “WHY DON’T WE GET A MOWO AWARDS EH?” Classical music awards are exactly that, you berk.
Anyway, Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead this year’s nominations with three nods each and the event will take place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on October 22nd, which is pretty fancy for it’s 19th year in business.
As well as Krept & Konan and Sam Smith, Fuse ODG, Beyonce, Meridian Dan, Tinie Tempah, FKA Twigs, Katy B, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar and MNEK get a look-in too.
In even better news, the ceremony will be broadcast on ITV2 this year.
Discussing the news, MOBO founder Kanya King said: “As we enter our 19th year, the MOBO Awards show promises to be bigger and more audacious than ever. This year’s nominees represent an incredible crop of artists. I find it particularly exciting to see so many underground artists featured, who’ve reached new heights over the last year and broken into the wider consciousness.”
“It’s testament to their talent and their determination to succeed and we are very proud to witness their successes to date. This year’s show at Wembley is set to be nothing short of spectacular”.
If you fancy a flutter, we’re going to arrogantly predict who will win. If you land a big bet, we want a round of drinks off you. We’re not kidding.
There’s a very strong bunch of nominees, so let’s have a look.
A strong line-up of men sit in Best Male, but really, this has been Sam Smith’s year. He’s wowing everyone Stateside too. Fuse ODG is in with a big shout too, but this one has to go with Smith, not only for his strong debut LP, but also his collabs with Disclosure, Nile Rodgers and A$AP Rocky.
We’ll be very disappointed if Jessie J or Rita Ora win this award, but seeing as they’re making big waves in the States, there’s a good chance they will. We’d take an outside bet on FKA Twigs though, as she’s the hipsters wet-dream at the moment. Expect FKA Twigs to win a lot of awards in 2014.
Krept & Konan’s ‘Young Kingz’ is a really strong British hip hop album which has caught the attention of many overseas and could well bag ‘Best Album’. It is hard to imagine so many nominations will yield zero gongs, so we’re looking at them grabbing best LP.
Meridian Dan’s ‘German Whip’ has been one of the biggest British-made club hits in years and we’d be very surprised if he doesn’t grab the award for Best Song.
There’s a lot of competition for Best Newcomer, but doing brilliant thins is the outstanding talent that is MNEK, who has been merging R&B with house and whatever else takes his fancy. He’s already better than most of the competition, so we can only imagine who amazing he’ll be in the future.
One thing that the MOBO Awards are great for, is recognising that the glossiest, most expensive thing isn’t always the best. In the Best Video section, we’re hoping that Skepta’s killer ‘That’s Not Me’ throwback video gets the gong.
An unbelievable line-up in MOBO’s ‘Best International’ nominations, with pretty much all of them in with a good shout of winning a gong. Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Iggy Azalea have all had a gigantic 12 months, but surely you’d be mental to give it to anyone who isn’t Queen Bey? Dropped an album and within hours, hundreds of phrases and hooks entered popular vocabulary and conciousness.