Godfather of grime Wiley and drum ‘n’ bass crossover stars Rudimental (pictured) were among the winners at the 18th annual MOBO Awards held last night at the newly opened £125 million Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland. The show honoring the best in urban music featured performances by Mutya Keisha & Siobhan (MKS), Ashley Banjo of Diversity, Kimberly Wyatt, Gabrielle, Katy B, Stooshe, Ms Dynamite and Iggy Azalea. The reunited So Solid Crew closed the proceedings by performing their classic hit single “21 Seconds” with full crew in tow.
MOBOs founder Kanya King said: “It has been an exciting road this year that has seen artists both new and established demonstrate their worth and talent.
“For us at MOBO, the awards are about recognising the exciting and inspiring artists out there and giving them a platform to perform on.
“This year has been a great representation of the wealth of talent MOBO music has to offer. It’s an amazing industry to work in and we love being at the forefront honouring the past and supporting the future.”
The full list of winners is below.
Oh, and for those unfamiliar with the acronym: MOBO stands for Music Of Black Origin.
— Rudimental (@RudimentalUk) October 19, 2013
Best Song: Naughty Boy- “La la la”
Best Album: Rudimental – Home
Best Female: Laura Mvula
Best Male Act: Wiley
Best Newcomer: Krept & Konan
Best International Act: Kendrick Lamar
Best African Act: Fuse ODG
Best Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah
Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Best R&B/Soul Act: Laura Mvula
Best Video: Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith- La la la
Best Jazz Act: Sons of Kemet
Best Gospel Act: Lurine Cato
The BeMOBO’ Award: Baroness Doreen Lawrence, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.