The 15th MOBO awards will take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 20th.
Good luck everybody!!!
The 2010 MOBO awards nominees are:

Best Newcomer

Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best UK Act

Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – ‘Dirty Picture’
Tinie Tempah – ‘Pass Out’
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – ‘Playing With Fire’
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett – ‘I Need You Tonight’

Best UK R&B / Soul

Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean
Plan B

Best UK Hip Hop / Grime

Giggs
Professor Green
Skepta
Akala
Wile

Best International Act

Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Rihanna
Eminem
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyonce
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz

Best Reggae

Damian Marley
Mavado
GYPTIAN
Vybz Kartel
GAPPY RANKS

Best Album

Plan B – ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’
JLS – ‘JLS’
N-Dubz – Against All Odds’
Chipmunk – ‘I Am Chipmunk’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’

Best Video

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’
Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – ‘Frisky’
Tinchy Stryder – ‘You’re Not Alone’
Alesha Dixon – ‘Drummer Boy’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Dirtee Disco’

Best African Act

K’Naan (Somalia)
P-Square (Nig)
Hip Hop Pantsula (SA)
JJC (Nig)
Banky W. (Nig)
Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)
Angélique Kidjo (Benin)
M3NSA (Ghana)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
Tinny (Ghana)
Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe)
Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)
BLK JKS (South Africa)

Best Gospel Act

Faith Child
Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman

Best Jazz Act

Robert Glasper – ‘Double Booked’
Brad Mehldau – ‘Highway Rider’
Empirical – ‘Out ‘n’ In’
Phronesis – ‘Alive’
John McLaughlin – ‘To the One’

Ne-Yo – One In A Million

Here’s the new video, shot in Hollywood, for Ne-Yo’s third single from his forthcoming album ‘Libra Scale’.

These The Way You Make Me Feel videos give me jokes. I’m still waiting to see a Yo (Excuse Me Miss) or a Just A Friend in real life, just to see the girl’s reaction, and maybe to see if the boy gets arrested – but I guess there’s only one way to find out. One of these days you may see me stalking a PYT to an R&B beat and stopping traffic to buss some moves on Oxford Street.

-Silver J-

Ssup soulsters…Here’s what’s going down this week in R&B land.
Clic the player & check it out!
RH

NEYO – EXPECTANT FATHER BUT SEXUALITY STILL BEING QUESTIONED?

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FAITH EVANS RETALIATES!

BEYONCE…MATTHEW IS STILL THE (MANAGEMENT) DADDY!

These are some of the hot R&B albums to look forward as well as their expected
release dates.
These dates are subject to information submitted by the relevant record companies,
PR & Artist Liason
RH

USHER – VERSUS (24th August 2010)

NEYO – LIBRA SCALE (21st September 2010)

BILAL – AIRTIGHT’S REVENGE (September 2010)

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS – WAKE UP (21st September 2010)

DWELE – WANTS WORLD WOMAN (Out Now)

MARSHA AMBROSIUS – LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING (September 2010)

CIARA – BASIC INSTINCT (24th August 2010)

JILL SCOTT – THE LIGHT OF THE SUN (September 2010)

JAMIE FOXX – BODY (coming soon)

ESTELLE – ALL OF ME (Coming Soon)

JANELLE MONAE – ARCHANDROID (Out Now)

TEAIRRA MARI – AT THAT POINT (August 2010)

AMERIE – CYMATICA VOL 1 (Coming Soon)

TERRI WALKER (New album coming soon)

PHARELL – DESPICABLE ME (New Album Coming Soon)

RANGE – NO STRINGS (New Album Coming Soon)

LYFE JENNINGS – I STILL BELIEVE (31st August 2010)

FAITH EVANS – SOMETHING ABOUT FAITH (Coming Soon)

ERIC BENET – LOST IN TIME (Coming Soon)

CEE LO GREEN – CEE LO GREEN IS THE LASY KILLER (Dec 7th)

JAZMINE SULLIVAN – LOVE ME BACK (Coming Soon)

JAMIROQUAI – ROCK DUST LIGHT STAR (Coming Soon)

TREY SONGZ – PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE (Sept 14th)

Trey Songz ft. Drake – The Usual

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Certain people need to stop working with eachother becuase, even though this tune is decent, it’s actually becoming the usual. The ironing. But na, the world’s not ready for any more Beyonce & Jigga collabs, Timbaland & Magoo aren’t allowed to put out another album and even Alicia Keys knows better than to release an Empire State Of Mind Pt3, so who told these guys they could get away with it? I’m not hating, I’m just shook of it becoming a Pokemon Heart Gold or Big Brother 11 situation 27 collabs down the line.

Stil, it just leaked a couple hours ago and it’s looking like the next one from Trey’s forthcoming album Passion, Pain & Pleasure.

-Silver J-

If you listen to my BBC Radio 1xtra R&B show you woulda heard me continuously smack Rian’s debut single ‘Getaway’ back in Jan / Feb 2010. It featured the Grime Godfather Wiley and now RP’s back with banger no: 2.
The follow up is called ‘Stereotypes’ due to drop October 25th.
Watch him storm the charts in 2010 and beyond.
Enjoy this vid my R&B fam and show some love by leaving a comment!
1ne
RH

This is a great follow up to ‘Shutterbug’ taken from the incredible ‘Sir Luscious Left foof…The Son Of Chico Dusty’.
Salutations Big Boi…you did it again sir!
Enjoy the vid and don’t forget to leave a comment.
1ne
RH