2013 MOBO Awards


MOBO turned 18 at the newly built SSE Hydro in Glasgow on October 19. Trevor Nelson co-hosted the event once more alongside Sarah-Jane Crawford, and MOBO veteran Craig David flew out specially from the U.S to join us in the MOBO 18 celebrations. Stars including Iggy Azalea, Tinie Tempah, Naughty Boy, Laura Mvula, Jahmene Douglas, Stooshe, Katy B and more also attended. 

The night belonged to Laura Mvula and Naughty Boy, who each walked away with two MOBO Awards. Naughty Boy took home Best Song and Best Video for his chart topping hit “La La la” featuring Best Newcomer nominee Sam Smith and Mvula was crowned Best Female as well as Best R&B/Soul Act.

Tinie Tempah walked away with the Best Hip Hop/Grime Act award after a great year topping the charts with his second album ‘Demonstration’, and Fuse ODG left with Best African act.

Best international Act went to Kendrick Lamar, who continued to make a huge impact on Hip Hop after releasing his critically acclaimed debut album in 2012.

The crowds were treated to performances from the likes of Rudimental, Ms Dynamite, Fuse ODG, Jahmene Douglas, Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea, Naughty Boy and So Solid Crew closed the show with a show-stopping performance.

It was a huge night for Grime legend Wiley as he won his very first MOBO Award for Best Male Act. Best Newcomer went to Krept & Konan, who joined just a handful of artists to be awarded a MOBO Award while still unsigned.

Listen to 2013's winners in this Spotify playlist:


Best Male Act

Winner: Wiley

Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Rudimental, Wiley, Wretch 32

Best Female Act in association with Tresor Paris

Winner: Laura Mvula

Jessie J, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula, Lianna La Havas, Rita Ora

Best Song in association with PRS for Music

Winner: Naughty Boy

Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - White Noise, Naughty Boy - La La La, Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night, Wiley feat. Chip - Reloaded, Wretch 32 ft Shakka - Black Out

Best Album

Winner: Rudimental

Angel - About Time, Disclosure - Settle, Laura Mvula - Sing To the Moon, Rudimental - Home, Wiley - Ascent

Best Newcomer in association with HTC

Winner: Krept and Konan

Daley, Elli Ingram, Etta Bond, Fuse ODG, Jacob Banks, Jahmene Douglas, Krept and Konan, Sam Smith, Shakka, Stylo G

Best RnB/Soul Act

Winner: Laura Mvula

Angel, Daley, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas

Best UK Hip-Hop/Grime Act

Winner: Tinie Tempah

Akala, K Koke, Tinie Tempah, Wiley, Wretch 32

Best Video in association with SBTV

Winner: Naughty Boy

AlunaGeorge - Attracting Flies, Dizzee Rascal - Bassline Junkie, Fuse ODG ft Wyclef - Antenna, Laura Mvula - Green Garden , Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith - La La La, Rizzle Kicks - Lost Generation

Best Gospel Act

Winner: Lurine Cato

Guvna B, El-Marfex, Lurine Cato, IDMC, Sandra Godley

Best Jazz Act

Winner: Sons Of Kemet

Sons Of Kemet, Courtney Pine, Soweto Kinch, Jazz Jamaica, Lineage

Best Reggae Act

Winner: Sean Paul

Mavado, Popcaan, Sean Paul, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley

Best African Act

Winner: Fuse ODG

Atumpan, Bombino, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Seun Kuti, Spoek Mathambo, Tiwa Savage, WizKid

Best International Act

Winner: Kendrick Lamar

Ciara, Iggy Azalea, J Cole, Jason Derulo, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Robin Thicke