Mobo awards 2024: Central Cee tops winners thanks to megahit Sprinter | Mobos

Central Sea topped the list of winners at the 2024 Mobo Awards, winning Best Male for the second year in a row, and also won Best Song for his collaboration with Dave, “Sprinter,” which topped the No. 1 list for 10 weeks. .1 and dominated the summer.

Elsewhere, the awards, which celebrate the artistry of black music in the UK and around the world, lay a wreath across a range of music without being dominated by any one artist.

Ray recently earned a record seven nominations in the British category in one year, following the success of her self-released debut album My 21st Century Blues after a long stint with a major label. Selected as an act.

She was also featured in a strong field for Album of the Year, alongside the likes of Stormzy, Little Sims, J. Hus and Mercury Prize winners Ezra Collective, which was won by the Potter Papers. ‘s debut album “Real Back in Style” (after six popular mixtapes). .

The song gives the East Londoner, who is of Irish and Algerian descent, a much-needed victory lap after having to celebrate a No. 2 album debut while serving a two-month stint in prison, his 15th. Ta.

Potter PayPer wins Album of the Year. Photo: Antonio Olmos/Observer

After his release, he told the Guardian: I missed the big moment without getting too emotional,” he said, referring to the chart success.

Manchester rapper Tunde, who beat nine other nominees to win the Best New Artist award, also recently came into contact with authorities.

He was found not guilty in August of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life after being charged in 2020 with planning a shooting. Prosecutors tried to prove his guilt by quoting his lyrics during the trial, an act that had caused public concern. Recent artists and free speech advocates.

In the rap category, Little Sims, who shared the 2022 Album of the Year award with Nax, won Best Hip-Hop Act just days before their next EP release, Drop 7, at this year’s Brit Awards. K-Trap, who was nominated for the first time, won the award for Best Hip-Hop Act. – Won Best Drill Act for two years in a row.

Bugsy Malone, who recently branched out into acting with a major role in Guy Ritchie’s action-comedy Operation Fortune: Ruth de Guerre, was named best grime act. She won her best video for “Mel Made Me Do It,” directed by Klvdr, although Stormzy was eliminated in the top category.

Infro was named Best Producer and his neo-soul collective Suit (whose immersive concert in a warehouse in Tottenham was one of the most acclaimed live shows of 2023) won Best R&B/Soul Act did. Ezra Collective won in the jazz category, while international artists Drake, 21 Savage, Asake, Valiant and Remo Blaze won in their respective categories.

Best Hip Hop Act winner Little Simz will perform at the Northsea Jazz Festival in July. Photo: Paul Bergen/EPA

In 2022, Mobos expanded to include alternative and electronic/dance categories, with reggae metallers Skindred and versatile singer Shygirl each winning this year. There will be no awards ceremony in 2023 as organizers reschedule the ceremony to align with the earlier awards season, which also features the Grammys and Brit Awards.

The 2024 ceremony, hosted by Indiya Pollack and Babatunde Aleche, will be held in Sheffield, marking the first time Mobos has been held in Sheffield. Getz, Sugababes, DJ Spoony, Christelle, Byron Messiah, King Promise and Kamido performed live sets, and Soul II Soul also received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sugababes, who also won the Impact Award for musical achievement, told the Guardian that they were able to succeed in the music industry by staying “authentic and authentic”.

Band member Keisha Buchanan said, “It’s a dream come true to have my music so appreciated after all these years.”

Award-winning Sugababes (from left: Siobhan Donaghy, Mutia Buena, Keisha Buchanan). Photo: James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock

Siobhan Donaghy said there were “so many opinions” within the music industry about how the band should operate.

“I think you have to stick to who you are,” she says, adding that while it’s easier to get off the ground as an artist now, class has “always” been a barrier for working-class artists. he added.

“I read statistics about how low the representation of the working class is in the music industry. So I feel like the Sugababes were pretty exceptional,” she said.

“I feel like there were always hurdles throughout the Sugarbabes’ career. We had a lot of success, but there was potentially quite a bit of hate that stood in our way.”

Mutia Buena added: “We were definitely able to overcome barriers in this way.”

Full list of 2024 Mobo Award winners

Best male performance award: Central Sea
Best female performance award: Ray
album of the year: Potter Paper – Authentic style is back
song of the year: Central Sea and Dave – Splinter
Best Newcomer Award:Tunde
video of the year: Stormzy – Mel Made Me Do It (directed by Klvdr)
Best R&B/Soul Act: Sarto
best hip hop act: Little Sims
best grime act: Bugsy Malone
best drill act: K-Trap
Best International Performance Award (USA): Drake and 21 Savage
Best performance in a TV show/movie: Damson Idris as Franklin Saint, “Snowfall”
Best media personality: ShxtsnGigs
Best African Music Act: Asaaki
Best Caribbean Music Artist: Brave
best jazz act: Ezra Collective
Best Alternative Music Act: Skin Dread
Best Electronic/Dance Act: shy girl
best producer: Inflo
best gospel act:Remo Blaze
Lifetime Achievement Award: Soul II Soul
impact award: Sugarbabes
Award for paving the way: Jessica Ennis Hill
pioneer award: Getz



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