Channel 5 have confirmed they’re the official broadcaster of The 2017 MOBO Awards.
The 2017 MOBO Awards will exclusively be broadcasted in the UK and internationally, including Channel 5, it’ll be their first time broadcasting the awards.
The world-renowned awards show celebrates the best in urban music, it will broadcast on Channel 5 on Wednesday 29 November 2017.
The 22nd annual MOBO Awards will take place at First Direct Arena in Leeds, promising an electrifying evening of live performances and appearances from top artists and entertainers.
Announced performers include Billboard’s #1 US star Cardi B (with her first UK awards show performance), South London hip hop titans Krept & Konan, hotly tipped rising rap star Stefflon Don, and hip hop/R&B newcomer Yungen and Yxng Bane.
Stormzy leads this year’s nominations with a whopping five nominations for Best Male, Best Grime Act, Best Album for “Gang Signs & Prayer”, Best Song and Best Video for ‘Big For Your Boots’.
East London rapper J Hus has four nominations for Best Male, Best Album for “Common Sense”, Best Song for ‘Did You See’ and Best Video for ‘Spirit’.
Elsewhere, critically lauded R&B singer Jorja Smith has three prestigious nominations for Best Female, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Newcomer, and Sampha receives nods for Best Male, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Album for his critically acclaimed debut “Process”.
Playing a significant role in British culture for over two decades, the MOBO Awards has been instrumental in the careers of UK artists such as Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Stormzy, Emeli Sandé, Krept & Konan and countless others.