MOBO Awards 2014

Welcome to our latest playlist, this week celebrating the return of the MOBO Awards. Dig into choice cuts from the likes of Krept and Konan, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Gorgon City...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 17 Oct 2014
  • min read
2014 sees the return of the event for the 19th occasion. After dalliances with Glasgow and Liverpool, the MOBOs will be held at London's SSE Arena on 22 October for its annual celebration of urban music talent.

The awards themselves will welcome a host of stars on the night with live performances from the likes of Ella Eyre, Professor Green and Jessie J.

Here the MOBOs team share some of their favourite tracks from the nominees ahead of next week's awards... Scroll down to tune in.

Krept and Konan: Don't Waste My Time
Last year’s MOBO winners for best newcomer, this English hip hop duo from south London are known for making an impact on the UK underground scene with their music and metaphors. They are nominated for four awards.

Jessie J: Masterpiece
Jessie J is recognised for an unconventional musical and performance style that mixes soul vocals with contemporary R&B, pop, electropop, and hip-hop beats. She is nominated for best female.

Ella Eyre: Comeback
Known for her collaborations with Rudimental, this British singer released her debut single If I go this summer to much acclaim. At the MOBO nominations launch she performed a stripped down version of this song to show off her ace vocal skills.

Professor Green ft. Tori Kelly: Lullaby
Professor Green has just released his new album Growing Up in Public. and is nominated for the best hip hop award. He will perform Lullaby at the MOBO Awards this year!

MNEK ft. Gorgon City: Ready for Your Love (MNEK refix)
MNEK is a British singer-songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent. He is signed to Virgin EMI Records and a debut album is set to make him a huge star.

Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth: Lover Not a Fighter
Tinie won a MOBO award last year for best hip hop/grime act. This year he is nominated for best male, album and hip hop.

Ed Sheeran: Sing
The English singer-songwriter moved to London in 2008 to pursue his musical career. After a booming year, he won a young Hollywood award as this year’s hottest music artist and is also nominated for the award best song for Sing, his collaboration with Pharrell.

Fuse ODG: Dangerous Love
Winner of last year’s MOBO Award for best African act, Fuse ODG is a UK based musician of Ghanaian descent. His recent single featuring Sean Paul, Dangerous Love, reached number two in the charts. This year he is nominated for best male, African and song.

FKA Twigs: Two Weeks
Taliah Barnett, best known by her stage name FKA Twigs, is an English singer-songwriter, producer and dancer currently based in London. This summer marked the released her debut album, LP1. She is nominated for the best newcomer award.

Meridian Dan: German Whip
Meridian Dan is a grime MC from Tottenham, North London. After going from underground to mainstream success, his debut album will be released with PMR. Meridian Dan is nominated for the best newcomer, best grime and best song award.

Sam Smith: Stay With Me
A returning MOBO award winner from 2013, the British soul singer-songwriter has gained international recognition with the release of his debut studio album titled In the Lonely Hour. After a highly successful year he is now nominated for four MOBO Awards in 2014!