The MOBO Awards 2020: Full winners list, highlights and more

10 December 2020, 10:54

The MOBO Awards 2020: Full winners list, highlights and more
The MOBO Awards 2020: Full winners list, highlights and more. Picture: Getty

Mahalia, Headie One and Nines were among the trailblazing winners of the night.

Nines and Mahalia are two acts who stole the show at the 2020 MOBO Awards, with them both earning two awards each.

The 2020 MOBO awards, returned for the first time since 2017 and it was a complete blast! The nights event consisted of great hosts Maya Jama and Chunkz, with amazing performances from artists and monumental moments.

The North-West London rapper's album 'Crabs in a Bucket' won him album of the year and he also won the award for 'best hip-hop act'.

Nines takes home two MOBO awards; Best Hip Hop Act and Album Of The Year
Nines takes home two MOBO awards; Best Hip Hop Act and Album Of The Year. Picture: Getty

Nines – real name Courtney Freckleton– has had an amazing year with an album which topped the UK Official Charts and was nominated five times at the MOBOs.

Singer Mahalia also won two awards; for best female act and best R&B/soul act, following her 2019 album Love and Compromise and her 2020 EP Isolation Tapes.

See the full list of winners from the 2020 MOBO Awards below.

  1. The 2020 MOBO Awards winners list

    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

  2. Full Nominees List

    BEST MALE ACT

    HEADIE ONE

    J HUS

    STORMZY
    NINES
    AJ TRACEY
    YOUNG T & BUGSEY

    BEST FEMALE ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISAWITFIRST)
    LIANNE LA HAVAS
    MS BANKS
    TIANA MAJOR 9
    MAHALIA
    DARKOO
    FKA TWIGS

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    J HUS – ‘BIG CONSPIRACY’
    STORMZY – ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’
    MAHALIA – ‘LOVE AND COMPROMISE’
    NINES – ‘CRABS IN A BUCKET’
    LIANNE LA HAVAS – ‘LIANNE LA HAVAS’

    SONG OF THE YEAR [PUBLIC VOTED]
    YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – ‘DON’T RUSH’
    DIGGA D – ‘WOI’
    DARKOO FEAT. ONE ACEN - ‘GANGSTA’
    TION WAYNE FEAT. STORMZY & DUTCHAVELLI – ‘I DUNNO’
    ABRA CADABRA – ‘ON DECK’

    BEST NEWCOMER (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND )[PUBLIC VOTED]
    AITCH
    ALICAÌ HARLEY
    DARKOO
    DUTCHAVELLI
    IVORIAN DOLL
    M1LLIONZ
    MIRAA MAY
    PA SALIEU
    SHAYBO
    TIANA MAJOR 9
    M HUNCHO
    LOSKI

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    BREE RUNWAY – ‘APESHIT’ (DIRECTED BY WILL HOOPER)
    NINES – ‘CLOUT’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)
    NSG – ‘LUPITA’ (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON)
    JORJA SMITH – ‘BY ANY MEANS’ (DIRECTED BY OTIS DOMINIQUE)
    KNUCKS – ‘HOME’ (DIRECTED BY RAY FIASCO)
    KOJEY RADICAL – ‘20/20’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE DI PLACIDO)

    BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
    WSTRN
    TIANA MAJOR 9
    MICHAEL KIWANUKA
    MAHALIA
    LIANNE LA HAVAS

    BEST HIP HOP ACT
    J HUS
    NINES
    MS BANKS
    D-BLOCK EUROPE
    KREPT & KONAN
    POTTER PAYPER

    BEST GRIME ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]GHETTS
    P MONEY
    MANGA SAINT HILARE
    CAPO LEE
    JME

    BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]
    BURNA BOY
    DRAKE
    KOFFEE
    MEGAN THEE STALLION
    POP SMOKE
    POPCAAN
    RODDY RICCH
    REMA
    SHENSEEA
    SUMMER WALKER
    H.E.R
    LIL BABY

    BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]
    KANE ROBINSON AS SULLY – ‘TOP BOY’MICHAELA COEL AS ARABELLA – ‘I MAY DESTROY YOU’
    NCUTI GATWA AS ERIC EFFIONG – ‘SEX EDUCATION’
    JESSICA PLUMMER AS CHANTELLE – ‘EASTENDERS’
    MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – ‘BLUE STORY’
    DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT – ‘SNOWFALL’

    BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]
    MUNYA CHAWAWA
    CHUNKZ
    YUNG FILLY
    MO GILLIGAN
    CLARA AMFO
    MAYA JAMA
    HENRIE KWUSHUEKSI
    HARRY PINERO
    ZEZE MILLZ

    BEST ALBUM (2017 – 2019)
    This is a one-off additional category just for this year’s MOBO Awards to highlight the best albums released from 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2019.
    DAVE – ‘PSYCHODRAMA’
    KANO – ‘HOODIES ALL SUMMER’
    ELLA MAI – ‘ELLA MAI’
    SKEPTA – ‘IGNORANCE IS BLISS’
    NINES – ‘CROP CIRCLE’
    LITTLE SIMZ – ‘GREY AREA’

    BEST AFRICAN ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFROZONS)[PUBLIC VOTED]
    BURNA BOY
    TIWA SAVAGE
    DAVIDO
    FIREBOY DML
    REMA
    MASTER KG
    ADEKUNLE GOLD
    NSG
    AFRO B
    WIZKID
    STONEBWOY
    SHATTA WALE
    BEST REGGAE ACT
    POPCAAN
    KOFFEE
    LILA IKÉ
    BUJU BANTON
    PROTOJE

    BEST GOSPEL ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)
    CALLED OUT MUSIC
    NOEL ROBINSON
    GUVNA B
    THE KINGDOM CHOIR
    SHEKINAH

    BEST JAZZ ACT
    MOSES BOYDJOE
    ARMON-JONES
    TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES
    YAZMIN LACEY
    EGO ELLA MAY

    BEST PRODUCER
    JAE 5
    808 MELO
    SIR SPYRO
    TSB
    STEEL BANGLEZ
    M1ONTHEBEAT

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