Emeli Sande wins hat-trick of awards at 2012 MOBOs

Plan B, Rita Ora and JLS are among the other winners

Emeli Sande wins hat-trick of awards at 2012 MOBOs

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Emeli Sande picked up the most gongs at last night's (November 3) MOBO Awards, coming away with three prizes.

The 'Read All About It' singer won Best Album for 'Our Version Of Events', Best Female and Best R&B/Soul to emerge as the ceremony's – which recognises music of black origin – biggest winner.

Rapper Plan B also had a triumphant night at the 17th annual awards, which this year was held in Liverpool's Echo Arena, by winning in the Best Male and Best Hip-Hop/Grime categories.

Elsewhere, Rita Ora picked up the Best Newcomer prize, boyband JLS scooped Best Video for their promo for 'Do You Feel What I Feel?', and Labrinth won Best Song for 'Earthquake', his collaboration with Tinie Tempah.

US rapper/singer Nicki Minaj was named Best International Act, while Sean Paul won the Best Reggae prize and Zoe Rahman came away with the Best Jazz award.

Other winners included, Dionne Warwick, who was awarded the MOBO Lifetime Achievement gong and the surviving members of TLC, who travelled from the US to the event to receive the MOBO Outstanding Achievement award.

The nominees for this year's awards, which included Ed Sheeran and Conor Maynard, caused controversy in the weeks leading up to last night's ceremony with artists, such as Labrinth, questioning the point of the MOBOS.

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