There's also good news for Destiny's Child, Missy Elliott, So Solid Crew, Usher and Oxide & Neutrino...

CRAIG DAVID has picked up three MOBO Award nominations for this year, a repeat of his total tally of gongs for 2000.

At a launch in London last night (August 29), attended by TLC's Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Kelis, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliott, So Solid Crew, Oxide & Neutrino and Usher also picked up three nominations.

Veteran soul crooner Luther Vandross will pick up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony, set for the London Arena on October 4, while R Kelly will receive an Outstanding Achievement gong.

Kelis and Trevor Nelson will host the awards.

This year's nominations are as follows:

Best R&B Act
Destiny's Child
Craig David

Best Hip Hop Act
Missy Elliott
Ja Rule
Roots Manuva

Best Video
OutKast - 'Ms Jackson'
Missy Elliott - 'Get Ur Freak On'
Eminem - 'Stan'
Usher - 'Pop Ya Colla'
Oxide & Neutrino - 'Up Middle Finger'

Best Producer
Dr Dre
Mark Hill

Best UK Act (in association with The Sun)
Craig David
So Solid Crew

Mastercard Best Album
Destiny's Child - 'Survivor'
OutKast - 'Stankonia'
Craig David - 'Born To Do It'
Usher - '8701'
Mya - 'Fear Of Flying'
Samantha Mumba - 'Gotta Tell You'

Best Single (in association with Capital FM)
Destiny's Child - 'Independent Women Part 1'
Missy Elliott - 'Get Ur Freak On'
OutKast - 'Ms Jackson'
Architechs - 'Body Groove'
DJ Pied Piper - 'Do You Really Like It?'
Shaggy - 'It Wasn't Me'

Best Newcomer
Sunshine Anderson
India Arie
DJ Pied Piper
So Solid Crew
Oxide & Neutrino

Best UK Radio DJ
Trevor Nelson
Simon 'Schoolboy' Phillips
Giles Peterson
Dreem Teem
Matt White
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood
George Kay
Chris Phillips

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