2020 MOBO Awards – [see list of WINNERS]

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Hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz (the comedian-musician who was also voted best media personality by the public), the livestreamed ceremony featured performances by Headie One (featuring M Huncho) and Young T & Bugsey, plus stars that traversed styles across the Black diaspora: rappers Ms Banks, Kojey Radical and Shaybo, dancehall vocalist Stylo G and soul singer Tiana Major9. From outside the UK, R&B singer HER, nominated for three Grammys including song of the year, performed her song Damage, while two of Nigeria’s biggest pop stars also appeared: Tiwa Savage and Davido.

2020 Mobo award winners

Album of the year: Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Best male act: Headie One
Best female act: Mahalia
Song of the year (public vote): Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Best newcomer (public vote): Aitch
Video of the year: NSG – Lupita
Best R&B/soul act: Mahalia
Best hip-hop act: Nines
Best grime act (public vote): JME
Best international act (public vote): Burna Boy
Best performance in a TV show/film: Micheal Ward as Marco, Blue Story
Best media personality: Chunkz
Best album 2017-2019: Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Best African act: Wizkid
Best reggae act: Buju Banton
Best gospel act: CalledOut Music
Best jazz act: Ego Ella May
Best producer: Jae5
Inspiration award: Steve McQueen