Tinie Tempah, Adele, Dappy and Tinchy Stryder were amongst those honoured with a prestigious MOBO Award last night, whilst Jessie J walked away with a staggering four gongs.
With Jason Derulo and Alesha Dixon as the evening's dynamic hosts, the 16th MOBO Awards in association with Lebara Mobile at the SECC in Glasgow was televised live on BBC3 with highlights to follow this Friday on BBC1 at 11:45pm.
Jessie J had a markedly triumphant evening, firstly due to her daredevil stage performance (without a leg cast for one of her first performances since her accident back in June) followed by a sweep of winning 4 of her 5 nominated categories for Best UK Act, Best Album, Best Newcomer and Best Song.
Tinie Tempah was the man of the hour, fighting off fierce competition for the Best Hip Hop/Grime category, while Adele also came up trumps winning Best R&B/ Soul Act and Rihanna pipped the likes of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to the post by grabbing the Best International Act Award.
All winners were voted for by fans via mobo.com and respective media partner outlets.
Power duets were the order of the evening with Professor Green and Emeli Sandé performing together as did Dubstep/Grime girls Katy B and Ms Dynamite.
To cap it all, Dappy and Tinchy Stryder wowed the audience with their elaborate stage performance of hit single 'Spaceship', for which they picked up the Best Video award.
London rapper Wretch 32, Glaswegian Yasmin, co-host Jason Derulo and US teen sensation Alexis Jordan also gave great performances.
Joining the top-level talent performing on the night was Dionne Bromfield, the Goddaughter of the late Amy Winehouse, who belted out a thoroughly moving rendition of Amy's 'Love Is A Losing Game', in a fitting tribute including a video montage of the late MOBO Award-winning singer.
Seminal R&B group Boyz II Men picked upthe Outstanding Contribution to Music Award and then went on to play a medley of hits from their multi-platinum selling albums.
The award was presented by JLS, who flew in to Glasgow by private jet especially to present to Boyz II Men, who they cite as musical inspirations.
Guest presenters on the night included Chipmunk, Olympic medallist Philipps Idowu, Fazer of N-Dubz and ex-Sugababe Keisha Buchanan.
The BeMOBO Award is one that honours the hard work and special contribution made by an individual or organisation that orchestrates significant changes via grass roots, educational or community initiatives.
This year saw Youth Music, a charity initiative encouraging development through music win the award, with celebrity ambassador Myleene Klass on hand to present the award on the night, and was accepted by thrice MOBO Nominated duo Rizzle Kicks, who themselves went through the Youth Music programme.
Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO: “The excitement and atmosphere of our second year here in Glasgow has shown the love that the whole country has for MOBO."
She added: "This year has been a phenomenal success and we can't wait to return in 2013. It's been a great event that has welcomed some exciting new award winners to the MOBO roll of honour including the global superstar Adele, the UK's hot talent Tinchy Stryder and of course the fantastic Jessie J walking away with four awards.”
MOBO Awards 2011 – Full List of Winners
BEST UK ACT - JESSIE J
BEST NEWCOMER in association with Lebara Mobile - JESSIE J
BEST HIP HOP / GRIME ACT - TINIE TEMPAH
BEST VIDEO - TINCHY STRYDER AND DAPPY – SPACESHIP
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT - RIHANNA
BEST SONG in association with PRS for Music - JESSIE J – DO IT LIKE A DUDE
BEST ALBUM - JESSIE J – WHO YOU ARE
BEST REGGAE - ALBOROSIE
BEST JAZZ ACT - KAIROS 4TET
BEST AFRICAN ACT - WIZKID
BEST GOSPEL ACT - TRIPLE O
BEST R&B / SOUL ACT - ADELE
OUTSANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC - BOYZ II MEN
BEMOBO AWARD - YOUTH MUSIC