Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead MOBO Awards nominations

FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora are also up for awards at 2014 ceremony

Sam Smith and Krept & Konan are the front-runners of this year’s MOBO Awards with both acts picking up four nominations each.

The two will go head-to-head for the Best Male and Best Album awards for Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and Krept & Konan’s ‘Young Kingz’. They’re also in contention for Best Song, with Smith’s Number One single ‘Stay With Me’ up against Krept & Konan’s ‘Don’t Waste My Time.’

Both are returning MOBO award winners from 2013. Hip-hop duo Krept & Konan (pictured right), previous winners of Best Newcomer, set to the baton on to one of this year’s nominees MNEK, Ella Eyre and M.O. Meanwhile, Tinie Tempah and Ghetts will join Smith in contention for Best Male. FKA Twigs follows closely behind the two front-runners boasting three nominations, competing with the likes of Jessie J and Rita Ora for Best Female Act.

The MOBO awards will take place at London’s Wembley Arena on the 22nd of October and will be shown live on ITV2 from 8pm.

MOBO Awards 2014 nominees:

MOBO Best Male Act
Fuse ODG
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Sam Smith
Tinie Tempah

MOBO Best Female Act
FKA Twigs
Jessie J
Katy B
Marsha Ambrosius
Rita Ora

MOBO Best Newcomer
Ella Eyre
FKA Twigs
Jess Glynne
Kwabs
Little Simz
M.O
Melissa Steel
Meridian Dan
MNEK
Raleigh Ritchie

MOBO Best International Act
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
Drake
Iggy Azalea
J Cole
Jhene Aiko
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Pharrell Williams
Trey Songz

MOBO Best Song
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – ‘Sing’
Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul: – ‘Dangerous Love’
Krept & Konan – ‘Don’t Waste My Time’
Meridian Dan ft. Big H & JME – ‘German Whip’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’

MOBO Best Video
FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
Jacob Banks – ‘Move With You’
Rudimental ft. Becky Hil – ‘Powerless’
Scorcher ft. Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari – ‘Work Get It’
Skepta ft. JME – ‘That’s Not Me’

MOBO Best Album
Ghetts – ‘Rebel With A Cause’
Katy B – ‘Little Red’
Krept & Konan – ‘Young Kingz’
Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’
Tinie Tempah – ‘Demonstration’

MOBO Best Gospel Act
Annastasia Baker
J. Vessel
Kristyna Myles
Living Faith Connection Choir
Noel Robinson

MOBO Best Reggae Act
Alkaline
Chronixx
Popcaan
Stylo G
Tarrus Riley

MOBO Best Jazz Act
Andreas Varady
Jason Rebello
Peter Edwards
Phronesis
Zara McFarlane

MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
Fekky
G FrSH
Krept & Konan
Professor Green
Tinie Tempah

MOBO Best African Act
Afrikan Boy
Davido
DJ Clock
Dr Sid
Fuse ODG
Mafikozolo
Mista Silva
Tiwa Savage
Wiz Kid
Yemi Alade

MOBO Best Grime Act
Big Narstie
Ghetts
JME
Lethal Bizzle
Meridian Dan
Novelist
Skepta
Sox
Stormzy
Wiley

MOBO Best R&B / Soul Act
Daley
Estelle
Jessie Ware
Marsha Ambrosius
Sam Smith