Nominations for this year’s anticipated MOBO Awards have been revealed with not only Jessie J and Tinie Tempah scoring leading nods but, International R&B/Pop talents Beyonce and Chris Brown nominated as well. Announced Wednesday, the 2011 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards will also feature a performance from Boyz II Men.
Fresh off the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J leads the pack with five nominations, including Best Newcomer, Best UK Act, Best Album, Best Song for ‘Do It Like a Dude’ and Best Video. Jessie J shares the latter field, Best Video with Chris Brown and Chipmunk (“Champion”).
While Brown is missing from the International Act category, fellow R&B/Pop chart-topper Beyonce is not. She is joined by Snoop Dogg, Alexis Jordan, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc, Rihanna and Wiz Khalifa.
“Far Away” singer Marsha Ambrosius is also nominated, going head to head with Mike Hough, Omar, Dionne Broomfield, and Adele in the Best UK R&B/Soul Act category.
The 2011 MOBO Awards are slated to take place October 5 in Glasgow.
To vote for your favorites and to see a complete list of nominees visit mobo.com.