The awards ceremony returned for the first time since 2017 last night (December 9) to celebrate music of Black origin.
For his album ‘Crabs in a Bucket’, Nines won Album of the Year as well as the top prize in the Best Hip Hop Act category. Following her rousing 2019 album ‘Love and Compromise’ and this year’s ‘Isolation Tapes’ EP, Mahalia won Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act.
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Young T & Bugsy were among the evening’s other winners, granted the public-voted award for Song of the Year for ‘Don’t Rush’ which also features Headie One. Burna Boy clinched the award for Best International Act, while JME walked away with Best Grime Act.
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You can find the full list of 2020 MOBO Winners below.
MOBO Awards returned in 2020 for its biggest ceremony to date after a two-year hiatus. Organisers had promised “more determination and energy” than ever before.
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2020 MOBO Award winners
Album of the Year
Nines – ‘Crabs in a Bucket’
Best Male Act
Best Female Act
Song of the Year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Video of the Year
NSG – ‘Lupita’
Best R&B/Soul Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Best Grime Act
Best International Act
Best Performance in a TV Show/Film
Michael Ward as Marco, Blue Story
Best Media Personality
Best Album 2017-2019
Ella Mai – ‘Ella Mai’
Best African Act
Best Reggae Act
Best Gospel Act
Best Jazz Act
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