MOBO Best Reggae Act Nominees Announced – Voting New Open – DEETS INSIDE!

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Published on September 24, 2014 with No Comments

Mobo-Awards-2014 After a five year hiatus, the MOBO Awards are back in London by popular demand. Marking its 19th anniversary, the internationally established brand is celebrating nearly two decades of its growing success. This year’s emerging talents will champion the stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 22nd October, with the show being broadcast on ITV2.

Kanya King said: “As we enter our 19th year, the MOBO Awards show promises to be bigger and more audacious than ever. This year’s nominees represent an incredible crop of artists. I find it particularly exciting to see so many underground artists featured, who’ve reached new heights over the last year and broken into the wider consciousness. It’s testament to their talent and their determination to succeed and we are very proud to witness their successes to date. This year’s show at Wembley is set to be nothing short of spectacular”.

 

The MOBO Awards have helped ignite the careers of numerous UK artists including Amy Winehouse, Craig David, Ms Dynamite, Estelle, N-Dubz and Emeli Sandé, who all went on to achieve great success after being recognised by MOBO. This year’s crop of reggae nominees once again asserts the MOBO Awards’ position as a leader in recognizing reggae artists:

Alkaline

Since breaking out in 2013, Alkaline (aka Earlan Bartley), is a Jamaican star who has become one of Dancehall’s most polarizing figures with hard core rhymes and killer hooks.

Chronixx

James McNaughton, known to his fans as Chronixx, is lighting the path for the youth generation in reggae. His recent ‘The Dread & Terrible Project” has topped Billboard and iTunes reggae charts.

Popcaan

A returning MOBO nominee, Popcaan is a well-known Jamaican dancehall artist. In 2011, he received the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Award for ‘Best New Artist’.

Stylo G

Jason ‘Style G’ McDermott (born 1985 in Spanish Town, Jamaica), is a British Reggae artist who has continued gaining attention in the underground urban scene since his arrival to the UK.

Tarrus Riley

The Jamaican reggae singer hails from the Bronx in the US and is a member of the Rastafari movement. Tarrus Riley’s album, ‘Love Situation’, reached the top of this year’s Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

talent. t R&B/Soul’. This year, the MOBO Awards will be broadcast on ITV2 on 22nd October, the UK’s biggest digital channel as well as a highlights show on ITV. This will be the first of a three-year broadcast partnership between MOBO and ITV. Brand new this year is the category for MOBO Best Grime (in association with BBC Radio 1Xtra). The shortlist of 10 nominees was carefully selected by a panel of tastemakers including grime DJs, bloggers, radio staff and industry experts. Voting for this category will open on 27th September at 10pm and close on 18th October at 10pm. To cast your vote, head to www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra To vote for this year’s nominees, go to www.mobo.com/voting Tickets to attend the MOBO Awards are available via www.mobo.com/tickets

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