One of the UK’s brightest music stars Lady Leshurr is set for a powerhouse performance at the 21st anniversary celebrations of the MOBO Awards in Glasgow. The Birmingham MC who counts US comic Dave Chapelle and Estelle as fans is universally known for her viral ‘Queen’s Speech’ freestyle series and this year she is up for the prestigious MOBO Award for Best Female Act. In the 12-months following her first MOBO nomination for Best Hip Hop Act, Lady Leshurr has taken her career to higher heights. Hailed by pop culture magazine Complex as the “new British Queen of Rap”, she dropped her infectious single ‘Where Are You Now?’ featuring the Godfather of Grime, Wiley, this year and is currently working on her hotly anticipated debut album.
Jamaican dancehall king Popcaan will also be making his MOBO stage debut this year, in one of the rare few UK performances thus far in his impressive career. The 2015 MOBO Award winner for Best Reggae Act – who counts Drake as a fan – is guaranteed to raise the roof in Glasgow. Popcaan is once again up for Best Reggae Act this year, facing fierce competition from Alkaline, Kranium, Protoje and Spice.
After he was discovered by his idol Vybz Kartel, he quickly proved himself as one of the island’s most talented artists with a string of international hits from ‘Only Man She Want’ to ‘Ravin’. Popcaan has to date amassed over 40 million views on VEVO and is the first dancehall artist since Sean Paul to have his track playlisted on the BBC. He has also featured on two prominent UK Top 40 hits to date: AlunaGeorge’s ‘I’m In Control’ and Melissa Steel’s ‘Kisses For Breakfast’.
Lady Leshurr and Popcaan are the latest to join the superstar line-up at the 21st annual MOBO Awards, alongside Craig David, Laura Mvula, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie. More names to be announced.
Arena and VIP tickets for the MOBO Awards are available at: www.mobo.com/tickets