MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Dave is the most nominated artist at the upcoming MOBO Awards which will be held in London next month.

The 23-year-old rapper received wide appraise for his chart-topping second studio album, We’re All Alone in This Together, this year.

He is in with a chance of taking home an impressive haul, including Album, Song and Video of the year, along with Best Male Act and Best Hip-Hop Act.

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Star: Dave is the most nominated artist at the upcoming MOBO Awards which will be held in London next month

Hot off his tail, Drill star Central Cee has landed four nods, while rap stars Ghetts and Little Simz, soul star Cleo Sol, and Mercury Prize-winner Arlo Parks have earned three nods apiece.

The Best Male Act nominees also include AJ Tracey, Ghetts, Headie One, and Potter Payper.

Shaybo, Bree Runway, Little Simz, Cleo, Arlo, and Tiana Major9, meanwhile, will face-off for Best Female Act.

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Impressive: Hot off his tail, Drill star Central Cee has landed four nods

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Incredible voice: Mercury Prize-winner Arlo Parks has earned an impressive three nods

A celebration of all things Black music and culture, the ceremony will be held on December 5 at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the West Midlands.

The first-ever winner of the inaugural Best Drill Act prize will be crowned, with the best British stars in the genre, including Central Cee, Digga D, Headie One, K-Trap, Loski, M1llionz, Russ Millions, SR, Tion Wayne, and Unknown T up for the accolade.

Backroad Gee, Enny, Joy Crookes, and Pinkpantheress are up for Best Newcomer.

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Competitive: The Best Male Act nominees also include AJ Tracey (pictured), Ghetts, Headie One, and Potter Payper

The likes of Doja Cat, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, and Megan Thee Stallion lead the Best International Act shortlist.

Elsewhere, in the Best Performance In A TV Show/Film category, Idris Elba, Letitia Wright, and Daniel Kaluuya are among the nominees.

Kanya King CBE, Founder and CEO of MOBO Group, said: ‘The past 20 months have been extremely challenging for artists everywhere but as always we are seeing creatives rise up and adapt, even in a global pandemic. 

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Well done: Shaybo, Bree Runway, Little Simz (pictured), Cleo, Arlo, and Tiana Major9, meanwhile, will face-off for Best Female Act

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

Famous faces: The likes of Doja Cat (pictued), Drake, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, and Megan Thee Stallion lead the Best International Act shortlist

‘This year’s crop of MOBO nominees have not only shown resilience but incredible talent and range. 

‘We could not be prouder to celebrate their achievements across the 18 categories that span genres, as well as excellence in TV, film and media. 

‘Congratulations and best of luck to all of our nominees. Here’s to a big night on 5th December in Coventry!’

To vote for your favourite acts head to voting.mobo.com.

Nominations for the 2021 MOBOs: 

BEST MALE ACT

AJ TRACEY

CENTRAL CEE

DAVE

GHETTS

HEADIE ONE

POTTER PAYPER

 

BEST FEMALE ACT

ARLO PARKS

BREE RUNWAY

CLEO SOL

LITTLE SIMZ

SHAYBO

TIANA MAJOR9

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ARLO PARKS – ‘COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS’

CELESTE – ‘NOT YOUR MUSE’

CLEO SOL – ‘MOTHER’

DAVE – ‘WE’RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER’

GHETTS – ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

HEADIE ONE – ‘EDNA’

 

SONG OF THE YEAR – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

A1 X J1 – ‘LATEST TRENDS’

CENTRAL CEE – ‘COMMITMENT ISSUES’

DAVE FEAT. STORMZY – ‘CLASH’

ENNY FEAT. AMIA BRAVE – ‘PENG BLACK GIRLS’

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’

TION WAYNE & RUSS MILLIONS, ARRDEE, BUGZY MALONE, BUNI, DARKOO, E1 (3X3), FIVIO FOREIGN & ZT (3X3) – ‘BODY (REMIX)’

 

BEST NEWCOMER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS 

ARLO PARKS 

ARRDEE 

BACKROAD GEE 

BERWYN 

CENTRAL CEE 

ENNY 

JOY CROOKES 

MIDAS THE JAGABAN 

PINKPANTHERESS 

WES NELSON

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM

ASHLEY THOMAS AS HENRY IN ‘THEM’

DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT IN ‘SNOWFALL’

DANIEL KALUUYA AS FRED HAMPTON IN ‘JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH’

LETITIA WRIGHT AS ALTHEIA JONES-LECOINTE IN ‘SMALL AXE’

MICHEAL WARD AS FRANKLYN IN ‘SMALL AXE’

 

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

CHARLENE WHITE

CHUNKZ & YUNG FILLY

HARRY PINERO

HENRIE KWUSHUE

JULIE ADENUGA

MAYA JAMA

MO GILLIGAN

MUNYA CHAWAWA

NELLA ROSE

ZEZE MILLZ

 

BEST GOSPEL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL 

CALLEDOUT MUSIC 

CECE WINANS 

GUVNA B 

KIRK FRANKLIN 

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC 

S.O.

 

BEST AFRICAN  MUSIC ACT

AYRA STARR

BURNA BOY

CKAY

DAVIDO

, MOBOs 2021: Rapper Dave is nominated for a whopping FIVE awards, The Evepost Huff News

KING PROMISE

NSG

REMA

TEMS

TIWA SAVAGE

WIZKID

 

 

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BREE RUNWAY – ‘HOT HOT’ (DIRECTED BY JOCELYN ANQUETIL) 

FREDO FEAT. DAVE – ‘MONEY TALKS’ (DIRECTED BY EDEM WORNOO) 

LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. CLEO SOL – ‘WOMAN’ (DIRECTED BY LITTLE SIMZ)

M1LLIONZ – ‘LAGGA’ (DIRECTED BY TEEEEZY C) 

PA SALIEU FEAT. BACKROAD GEE – ‘MY FAMILY’ (DIRECTED BY FEMI LADI)

SLOWTHAI FEAT. A$AP ROCKY – ‘MAZZA’ (DIRECTED BY THE REST)

 

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

BELLAH

CLEO SOL

JORJA SMITH

SAULT

TIANA MAJOR9

WSTRN

 

BEST GRIME ACT

BUGZY MALONE

CHIP

D DOUBLE E

FRISCO

GHETTS

SKEPTA

 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

DAVE

D-BLOCK EUROPE

FREDO

LITTLE SIMZ

POTTER PAYPER

SLOW THAI

 

BEST DRILL ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRENCH

CENTRAL CEE

DIGGA D 

HEADIE ONE 

K TRAP 

LOSKI 

M1LLIONZ 

RUSS MILLIONS 

SR 

TION WAYNE 

UNKNOWN T

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

KANYE WEST

LIL NAS X

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POLO G

REMA

SKILLIBENG

WIZKID

YOUNG STONER LIFE (YOUNG THUG & GUNNA)

 

BEST REGGAE ACT

LILA IKE

POPCAAN

SEAN PAUL

SHENSEEA

SKILLIBENG

SPICE

 

BEST JAZZ ACT – IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC 6MUSIC 

ALFA MIST 

BLUE LAB BEATS 

EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY 

JACOB COLLIER 

NUBIYAN TWIST 

SONS OF KEMET

 

BEST PRODUCER – IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPLEX UK

GOTCHA 

JAE 5 

JULS 

M1ONTHEBEAT

P2J 

TSB

 

 

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