Sam Smith takes home four MOBO Awards

Smith says it's "truly a dream come true"

Sam Smith was the big winner at the MOBO Awards yesterday (October 22), scooping four trophies.

The Londoner’s wins included Best R&B/Soul, Best Male, Best Song (for ‘Stay With Me’) and Best Album (for ‘In The Lonely Hour’). Earlier the same day, Smith picked up Best New Act at the Q Awards.

Smith told The Guardian of his multiple wins: “This is truly a dream come true. It feels amazing. I hardly ever win awards and I never got awards in school for anything so it is really surreal for me to have five in one day. I don’t know where I’ll put them all. I need a cabinet. Well actually I need a house big enough for a cabinet.”


Returning to London for the first time in five years, the MOBO ceremony took place at SSE Wembley Arena, and was co-hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B. Performers included Jessie J, Professor Green and Tori Kelly, Krept and Konan and Candi Staton and rapper Little Simz, who performed ‘You Got The Love’ – click below to watch.

The full list of MOBO winners is as follows:

Best African: Fuse ODG
Best Reggae: Stylo G
Best HipHop: Krept and Konan
Best R&B/Soul: Sam Smith
Best Gospel: Living Faith Connection Choir
Best Jazz: Zara McFarlane
Best Grime Act – Stormzy
Best Newcomer: Ella Eyre
Best Male: Sam Smith
Best Female: Jessie J
Best Intl: Beyoncé
Best Video: Skepta
Best Song: Sam Smith
Best Album: Sam Smith
Inspiration Award: Idris Elba