UK budding superstar Jessie J outpaced Adele, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah and Rihanna, capturing four MOBO awards at the 16th annual showing on Wednesday night (October 5) at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow.
The “Price Tag” singer was nominated for five and was crowned the award recipient of four awards – Best UK Act, Best Album (“Who You Are”), Best Newcomer and Best Song (“Do it Like a Dude”).
“Wow. I did not expect to win that at all. I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no one knew who I was and now I just won best album. That is epic. Thank you everyone,” Jessie stated in her acceptation speech.
Adele, who was home resting a recent vocal chord hemorrhage, won Best UK R&B/Soul Act. She thanked fans in a special video message stating: “Thank you very much for this Mobo award. It means a lot to me. I’m so sorry that I can’t be with you there tonight.”
Meanwhile, Rihanna beat out stars like Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green and Nicki Minaj for Best International Act and Boy II Men was the special honoree of the night logging the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize.
The Winner’s List:
Best UK Act: Jessie J
Best Newcomer: Jessie J
Best UK Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah
Best Video: Tinchy Stryder ft. Dappy – “Spaceship”
Best International Act: Rihanna
Best Song: Jessie J – “Do It Like a Dude”
Best Album: Jessie J – “Who You Are”
Best UK R&B/Soul Act: Adele
Best Reggae: Alborosie
Best Jazz Act: Kairos 4tet
Best African Act: Wizkid
Best Gospel Act: Triple O
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Boyz II Men