Beyonce, Hilson Land MOBO Nominations

Beyonce, Kanye West, and Keri Hilson may be adding the 2009 MOBO Awards to their ‘to do list’ this week. The chart-topping trio are among a number of international acts who have been nominated for the 2009 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards ! Slated to take place in Glasgow, for the first time, this year’s MOBO Awards kick off September 30. (see a full list of nominees below) Joining Beyonce, West and Hilson, who each have three nominations including Best International Act, are Jeremih (Def Jam), Ciara, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Lemar, Eminem, Drake and N-Dubz. Nominees were announced during a special launch party in London Wednesday. Click HERE to see photos from the launch featuring Beverly Knight and Peter Andre. X Factor stars Alexandra Burke and JLS will battle for the Best Newcomer statue. Stay clicked to Singersroom for more on this year’s MOBOs. Nominees: BEST UK ACT Alesha Dixon Bashy Beverley Knight Chipmunk Dizzee Rascal DJ Ironik Donae’o Mr. Hudson N-Dubz Tinchy Stryder BEST UK NEWCOMER Alexandra Burke Jade Ewen JLS Laura Izibor Master Shortie BEST R&B / SOUL ACT Beverley Knight Ciara Jeremih Keri Hilson Lemar BEST HIP HOP ACT Chipmunk Dizzee Rascal Drake Eminem Kanye West BEST VIDEO ‘Bonkers’ – Dizzee Rascal ‘Boy Does Nothing’ – Alesha Dixon ‘Diamond Rings’ – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ – Beyonce ‘Supernova’ – Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Akon Beyonce Ciara Drake Eminem Jay Z Kanye West Keri Hilson Lady Gaga Mariah Carey BEST SONG ‘Beat Again’ – JLS ‘Diamond Rings’ – Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ – K.I.G. Family ‘Number One’ – Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz ‘Strong Again’ – N-Dubz BEST ALBUM ‘808s and Heartbreaks’ – Kanye West ‘Catch 22’ – Tinchy Stryder ‘Catch Me If You Can’ – Bashy ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ – Beyonce ‘Uncle B’ – N-Dubz BEST REGGAE Movado Sean Paul Serani Tarrus Riley Vybz Kartel BEST JAZZ ACT Diana Krall Herbie Hancock Madeleine Peyroux Melody Gardot Yolanda Brown BEST AFRICAN ACT Amadou and Mariam Baaba Maal Eidee Femi Kuti K’Naan Lira Mujava Nneka Oumou Sangare Salif Kelta BEST GOSPEL ACT Desire to Worship God Kiki Sheard Mary Mary New Direction


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