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This year stars from the US and UK will line-up up to play the prestigious MOBO Awards at Wembley Arena on Wednesday October 15th.British superstar Estelle is determined to steal the show and looks set to shine on the night after receiving 5 nominations for this year’s Awards. The Londoner has achieved huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic with her album Shine this year.The 13th annual MOBO Awards will take place at Wembley Arena in London on Wednesday 15th October. Spice Girl Mel B will co-host this year’s awards for the first time since 1999 alongside Rev Run, founding member of iconic hip-hop outfit Run DMC.Mel says, “I am really excited to be returning as host to this year’s awards ceremony. I can’t wait to return to the MOBO stage at Wembley Arena. I have witnessed the rise of Estelle and Leona Lewis in the US, and 2008 has been an incredible year for Music of Black Origin on both sides of the Atlantic.”More performers will be announced, and look out for surprises to rival Amy Winehouse’s show-stealing set at last year’s MOBO Awards. Some of the key award categories this year are shown below:

Best UK Male

Dizzee Rascal

Jay Sean

Sway

Taio Cruz

Wiley

Best UK Female

Adele

Duffy

Estelle

Leona Lewis

M.I.A.

Best International Act

Akon

Alicia Keys

Chris Brown

Jay Z

Mariah Carey

Kanye West

Mary J Blige

Ne-Yo

Rihanna

Usher

Best R&B / Soul

Chris Brown

Estelle

Jay Sean

Ne-Yo

Usher

Best Song

‘American Boy’ – Estelle

‘Dance Wiv Me’ – Dizzee Rascal

‘Lollipop’ – Lil ‘ Wayne

‘Low’ – Flo Rida

‘Wearing My Rolex’ – Wiley

Best Hip Hop

Dizzee Rascal

Jay-Z

Lil’ Wayne

Lupe Fiasco

Wiley

Best Video in association with MTV Base

‘Kidulthood to Adulthood’ – Bashy

“American Boy’ – Estelle

‘Bleeding Love’ – Leona Lewis

‘Stryderman’ – Tinchy Stryder

‘Heartbreaker – Will.i.am

Best Album

‘As I Am’ - Alicia Keys

‘Shine’ – Estelle

‘Spirit’ – Leona Lewis

‘The Carter III’ – Lil’ Wayne

‘Here I Stand’ – Usher


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