With just days until the eyes of the world turn to Liverpool for the 17th Annual MOBO Awards on Saturday 3rd November, some of the hottest acts are preparing to put their best foot forward for an electrifying night of music.
British TV and radio personality Miquita Oliver and BAFTA-winning actor, director and rapper Adam Deacon will oversee the action on the night as hosts.Guest presenters will be jetting in from across the globe to show their support for the annual Awards.
Five-time MOBO Award nominated Plan B will be on hand to present the Best Female Act Award and the multi-nominated global superstar Rita Ora is flying in from the American leg of her tour especially to hand out the gong for Best Hip Hop / Grime.
TLC were one of the all-time biggest R&B girl groups and enjoyed colossal global success throughout the 1990s. The tragic death of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes ‘ host of the MOBO Awards in 2000 ‘ marked the start of the group’s hiatus from the industry. MOBO are proud to welcome Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas to this year’s ceremony where they will be honoured with a MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
The MOBO Awards has supported the multi-platinum, world renowned Emeli Sandé from the very beginning of her career, so it is only fitting that Emeli will return to the Awards with five nominations for Best Female Act*, Best R&B/Soul, Best Video for My Kind Of Love, Best Song* for Next To Me and Best Album for Our Version Of Events. Emeli is set to wow the crowd with a special opening performance of her powerfully emotive single, My Kind of Love.
Trey Songz has melted hearts across the world with his super smooth vocals – having spent the past 10 years travelling the globe with his own brand of R&B, he is set to deliver a star performance of his smash single Simply Amazing.
Under the wing of his mentor Ne-Yo, Conor Maynard has been making huge waves in the charts with three top five singles under his belt and a number one album, and he’ll be taking to the stage with a medley. Labrinth has launched a full assault on the music scene, taking on the charts with his own take on urban pop, and he will perform a mash up of his biggest hits on the night.