Amy Winehouse nominated for four MOBO awards

Dizzee Rascal, Lethal Bizzle and Kanye West also up for gongs

Amy Winehouse has been nominated for four MOBOMusic Of Black Origin – awards.

Yesterday (August 22) it was announced that the troubled singer, currently undertaking a drug rehab course in Essex, is nominated for the Best UK Female award, Best Song (for ‘Rehab’), Best Video (for ‘Back To Black’) and Best R&B award.

Dizzee Rascal, whose album ‘Maths And English’ is nominated for the Nationwide Mercury Prize award this year, was nominated in the Best UK Male, Best Song (for ‘Sirens’) and Best Hip-Hop categories.

Dizzee Rascal’s supposed nemesis and former mentor Wiley is nominated alongside him in the Best Hip-Hop category, creating a possible showdown scenario at the awards ceremony next month.

Elsewhere in the nominations list Lethal Bizzle was nominated alongside Rascal for the Best UK Male award. Kanye West was nominated for the Best International Act award, and Kano bagged a nomination alongside Rascal and Wiley in the Best Hip-Hop category.

The winners will be announced on September 21, with the awards ceremony broadcast on BBC1.

The nominations in full are:

Best UK Female

Amy Winehouse

Beverley Knight

Corinne Bailey Rae

Jamelia

Joss Stone

Best UK Male

Dizzee Rascal

Kano

Lethal Bizzle

Sway

Wiley

Best International Act

Akon

P Diddy

Kanye West

TI

Best Song

Amerie: ‘Take Control’

Amy Winehouse: ‘Rehab’

Dizzee Rascal: ‘Sirens’

Ne Yo: ‘Because Of You’

Robin Thicke: ‘Lost Without You’

Best UK Newcomer

Mutya Buena

N Dubz

Sadie Ama

Tinchy Stryder

Unklejam

Best Video

Amy Winehouse: ‘Back To Black’

Dizzee Rascal: ‘Sirens’

Kanye West: ‘Stronger’

Pussycat Dolls: ‘Wait A Minute’

Rihanna: ‘Umbrella’

Best Hip-Hop

50 Cent

Common

Dizzee Rascal

Kano

Kanye West

Best R&B

Akon

Amy Winehouse

Lemar

Nathan

Ne Yo

Best Reggae

Collie Buddz

Sean Kingston

Shaggy

Stephen Marley

Tony Matterhorn

Best Gospel

4 Kornerz

BlushUK

G-Force

Jahaziel

Priscilla Jones

Best DJ

Geroge Kay

Jigs

Rampage

Ras Kwame

Ronnie Herel

Semtex

Shortee Blitz

Steve Sutherland

Tim Westwood

Trevor Nelson

Best Jazz

Abram Wilson

Byron Wallen

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Soweto Kinch

Wynton Marsalis

Best African Act

Nominees still being compiled – winners will be voted for by African music fans via mobile phone.