MOBO Awards apologise for giving Best Song prize to wrong artist

R&B trio came on stage to collect the Best Song award, but they weren't the prize's actual winners.

The production company behind the MOBOs apologised last night after a prize was mistakenly awarded to the wrong act.

This year’s Best Song award was actually won by rapper Abra Cadabra and grime duo Krept & Konan for their track ‘Robbery (Remix)’. However, when the award was announced on stage, R&B trio WSTRN were declared the winners and came on stage to give an acceptance speech.

Co-presenter Rickie Haywood Williams later rectified the mistake on stage, telling the crowd: “OK, so ladies and gentleman, we’re extremely sorry but somebody picked up the wrong envelope for Best Song earlier on.”

“The wrong winners were announced. So we need to correct that,” he continued. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that MOBO 2016 Best Song goes to Abra Cadabra featuring Krept and Konan [for] ‘Robbery (Remix)’.”

The MD of production company Done & Dusted later apologised on Twitter, blaming “human error” for the mistake.

Other winners at last night’s MOBO Awards included recent NME cover star Lady Leshurr, who was named Best Female Act, and Craig David, who was named Best Male Act.

WSTRN did not go home empty-handed, collecting the Best Newcomer prize, while Kano won Best Album for ‘Man In The Mirror’. Drake was given the Best International Act award.

Craig David and Professor Green were among those who took to the stage at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro to perform.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Male Act – Craig David
Best Female Act – Lady Leshurr
Best Newcomer – WSTRN
Best Album – Kano ‘Made In The Manor’
Best Hip Hop Act – Section Boyz
Best Song – Abra Cadabra ft. Krept & Konan ‘Robbery (remix)
Best Video – Nadia Rose ‘SKWOD’ (Directed by Reece Proctol)
Best R&B/Soul – Shakka
Best Grime Act (In Association with BBC Radio 1Xtra) – Chip
Best International Act – Drake
Best Jazz Act – Esperanza Spalding
Best Gospel Act – Guvna B
Best Reggae Act – Popcaan
Best African Act – Wiz Kid
Paving The Way – Nicola Adams MBE and Ms. Dynamite