MOBO Awards added five big names from Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Commercial Dance music spheres to their live award show today. Showing once again that MOBO continues to influence a new generation of artists who go from strength to strength and cross genres.
Three-time MOBO Award winner CRAIG DAVID will return to the stage marking his first solo MOBO Award performance since his unforgettable debut back in 2000. Craig – who is nominated for Best Male and Best Song for ‘When The Bassline Drops’ (featuring Big Narstie) – joins a hot line-up of artists, including CHASE & STATUS, at the awards, which will take place at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday 4th November.
CRAIG DAVID said: “I first performed at the MOBO Awards 16 years ago and walked away with three awards that night. I’m back with new music and it’s only right that I celebrate this by joining MOBO as they celebrate their 21st birthday.
Confirmed to join him on the MOBO stage will be Mercury Prize nominee and previous MOBO Award winner LAURA MVULA. The Birmingham soul singer last performed at the 2013 MOBO Awards in Glasgow. She makes her triumphant return this year with a whopping four nominations for Best Female, Best Album for “The Dreaming Room”, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Video for ‘Phenomenal Woman’.
LAURA MVULA said: “I’m so thrilled to be back in Glasgow performing on the MOBO Awards stage. The MOBOs are one of the few music events that have really championed and supported urban music from Gospel to Grime, so it’s an honour to be taking part once again.”
Chart-topping MOBO Award royalty TINIE TEMPAH returns to the leading urban music awards show this year. The rapper is nominated for Best Male and Best Song for ‘Girls Like’ featuring Zara Larsson. He picked up his first awards at the 2010 MOBO Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Video, and has since gone on to achieve as many as seven UK #1 hits – the most by any British rap artist.
Making their MOBO debut is Grammy Award-winning British electronic music group CLEAN BANDIT who will be joined on stage with our 2016 Best Newcomer nominee ANNE-MARIE. The quartet has racked up four UK Top 5 hits thus far including ‘Rather Be’ featuring Jess Glynne in 2014 and ‘Tears’ featuring Louisa Johnson this year. No stranger to the MOBO family, Anne-Marie previously appeared on four tracks on MOBO Award-winners Rudimental’s 2015 album “We the Generation” before delivering breakout solo hits of her own, ‘Do It Right’ and ‘Alarm’.
Tickets for the MOBO Awards are available at: www.mobo.com/tickets
Remember, remember the 4th of November!