Mahalia, Headie One and Nines lead the wins at 2020 MOBO Awards

With Young T & Bugsy among the evening's other winners

Mahalia, Headie One and Nines were among the big winners at last night’s 2020 MOBO Awards, with Mahalia and Nines walking away with two trophies each.

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.


Headie One, who released his debut studio album ‘Edna’ earlier this year, was named Best Male Act, beating out fellow nominees Stormzy, J Hus and Nines.

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.

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.

2020 MOBO Award winners


Album of the Year
Nines – ‘Crabs in a Bucket’

Best Male Act
Headie One

Best Female Act

Song of the Year

Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)

Best Newcomer


Video of the Year
NSG – ‘Lupita’

Best R&B/Soul Act


Best Hip Hop Act

Best Grime Act


Best International Act
Burna Boy

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

Buju Banton

Best Gospel Act

CalledOut Music

Best Jazz Act

Ego Ella May

Best Producer

Inspiration Award
Steve McQueen

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