John Legend and Estelle have been confirmed to perform at the 2008 MOBO Awards, a celebration of the best ‘Music of Black Origin (MOBO)’. Set for Oct. 15, Legend and Estelle will take the stage at London’s Wembley Arena where Estelle has earned five award nominations. London-born songwriter and producer Taio Cruz will also perform alongside Sugababes. Cruz has worked with the U.K. pop trio as well as U.S. artists such as Usher and Britney Spears. Other performers include U.S. rapper Flo Rida and U.K. R&B singer Jay Sean. Spice Girl Mel B will co-host the awards with Rev Run from Run DMC. “The MOBO Awards has always been about showcasing the best of U.K. and U.S. artists with show-stopping performances,” said MOBO Awards CEO Kanya King in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome two American superstars and very proud to name other huge U.K. names who are now competing on equal terms internationally.” The ceremony, now in its thirteenth year, is sponsored by global money transfer service Western Union. It will be screened on the night of the awards on digital channel BBC Three with a highlights show on BBC One on Oct. 17.
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