Beyonce big winner at MOBO Awards

The singer takes home three prizes

Beyonce has claimed three prizes at the MOBO Awards,

The former Destiny’s Child singer was ther big winner at the bash, which took place last night (September 20) at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Beyonce won Best International Female, Best Song and Best Video both for ’Deja Vu’, which she shared with Jay-Z, who raps on the track.

Jay-Z also won Best International Male.

Corinne Bailey Rae won two awards for Best UK Female and Best UK Newcomer.

The awards drew controversy for dropping the Best Jazz category for the first time in the ceremonies 11 year history.

During the ceremony Jazz musicians protested outside the Royal Albert Hall.

Saxophinist Courtney Pine told The Times: “Jazz was the stepping stone for rock ‘n’roll and rhytm and blues – all popular music. Folks have got to know that we have been excluded.”

A spokesman for the MOBO Awards said: “It is not always possible to carry all the categories that we would wish. Categories are constantly under review and sometimes rested for them to return in future shows.”

The full winners were:

Best Group: Black Eyed Peas

Best Song: Beyonce featuring Jay-Z ‘Déjà Vu’

Best UK Female: Corinne Bailey Rae

Best International Female: Beyonce

Best UK male: Lemar

Best International Male: Jay-Z

Best UK Newcomers: Corinne Bailey Rae

Best Video: Beyonce featuring Jay-Z ‘Déjà Vu’

Best Hip-Hop: Akala

Best R&B: Rihanna

Best Reggae: Sean Paul

Best Gospel: Nu Life

Best DJ: Steve Sutherland

Best African Act: Batman Samini