MOBO Awards 2017: See The Winners List

See the winners of the 2017 MOBO’s below:

Best Male Act
Maleek Berry
J Hus
Stormzy (WINNER)
Bugzy Malone
Best Female

Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Lady Leshurr
Little Simz
Nadia Rose
Stefflon Don (WINNER)
Best Album
J Hus – Common Sense
Nines – One Foot Out
Sampha – Process
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer (WINNER)
Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life
Best Newcomer
Jorja Smith
Kojo Funds
Lotto Boyzz
Loyle Carner
Stefflon Don
Yxng Bane
Best Song

J Hus – ‘Did You See’ (WINNER)
Kojo Funds Feat. Abra Cadabra – ‘Dun Talkin’
Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Yungen Feat. Yxng Bane – ‘Bestie’

Best Video

Bossman Birdie- ‘Walk The Walk’
J Hus – ‘Spirit’
Loyle Carner – ‘The Isle Of Arran’
Mist – ‘Hot Property’ (WINNER)
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’


Best Hip-Hop Act

Giggs (WINNER)
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Stefflon Don
Wretch 32


Best Grime Act

AJ Tracey
P Money
Stormzy (WINNER)


Best R&B/Soul Act

Supported by Mi-Soul
Craig David (WINNER)
Jorja Smith


Best International Act

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Solange Knowles
Travis Scott
Wizkid (WINNER)


Best African Act

Davido (WINNER)
Maleek Berry
Mr Eazi
Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal


Best Reggae Act

Damian Marley (WINNER)

Best Jazz Act
Cleveland Watkiss
Dayme Arocena
Mr Jukes
Moses Boyd (WINNER)
Terrace Martin
Best Gospel Act
Lurine Cato
Triple O
Mali Music
Volney Morgan & New-Ye (WINNER)
29 November 2017, 20:39


Diplo recalls awkward encounter with Kanye and Don Jazzy in new Storyville episode - The Native


For years, Don Jazzy’s silent and intimidating demeanour has generated sensational speculations including a godfather-esque narrative Don Jazzy himself fueled with a Mafia-style name and resolute reservedness in public. And while his twitter personality has shown he has a softer side with his occasional stints of generosity, Diplo’s recent feature on TBS’ “Storyville” takes us through his awkward pre-Watch The Throne encounter with Don Jazzy and Kanye West.

Diplo’s work with Chris Brown—presumably “Look At Me Now”—had gotten Kanye’s attention and earned him an invitation to Mercer Hotel where Kanye was having Watch The Throne sessions. As he recounts his experience at the hotel, he describes the exact setting you’ll expect to find Kanye in; A bunch of music celebrities, producers and artists and a guy rolling weed. The short animated video has cameos from T.Pain, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Jay Z and “The Guy From Fun”.

As Diplo recalls, Kanye’s tone might have been a bit offensive saying, “I Want You To Think Of Some Cool Beats But Not The Clown Sounds” before introducing him to Don Jazzy. And since Don Jazzy was too busy tweeting, his cold-shoulders might have also thrown Diplo off his game because he admits he was a bit nervous. Since Diplo has no producer credit to Watch The Throne, it’s safe to assume he was as bad as he thought.

You can watch the TBS Storyville episode below.

Featured Image Credits: YouTube/TBS

 By Debola Abimbolu


“Aye Pierre, you wanna come out here?”

Famously known for his production on Playboi Carti’s summer smash, “Magnolia,” Pi’erre Bourne is taking his talents to the 6 to work with one music’s biggest names. Bourne sat down with Billboard to discuss his recent success, touring around the world with the 6 God, and what fans can expect from him in the upcoming year.

Born Jordan Jenks, P’erre Bourne, has a distinct introduction for songs that are blessed with his sound. He uses a soundbite from a Jamie Foxx Show episode and it syncs in perfectly with his production. It was first heard on “Magnolia” and now it is internationally known around the world. Bourne was an opening act on Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour, which recently ended. Touring with Drizzy is definitely a start to an illustrious path as an artist.

He started in the music industry as an engineer at Epic Records, where he worked tirelessly and could never focus on his own music as an artist. Never losing sight of his ultimate vision and goal, he redirected his focus and left Epic Records to establish his own label under Interscope Records.

“I could really be the next Kanye type of star,” declared the 23 years- old artist.

If he’s making statements as such, he certainly has confidence in himself. Bourne lists West, Pharrell, Timbaland, and J Dilla as his production influences.

The Interscope producer/artist is looking forward to working on several projects in the upcoming year. Some include from frequent collaborator Playboi Carti, 21 Savage and Drake. The release of his debut, The Life of Pi’erre 4, will also be on the list of projects to look out for in 2018 as well. As his resume grows, many big names will call on Bourne to come out for their projects. Listen to his new track, “Honeyberry” below.


JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead Grammy Nominees for 2018

Here’s the full list of nominations, led by the two rappers with eight and seven nods respectively.

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Every year, the Grammys cause controversy, often due to the catergorization of certain artists, people refusing to submit their work (this year it’s Drake), and an overarching sense that the Recording Academy is more than a little prejudiced (see: Adele winning awards that even she thought Beyoncé should have won.) This year, however, the nominations seem to at least reflect popular opinion slightly more than usual.

JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the way with eight and seven nominations each, including nods for both in the Album of the Year category (rounded out by Lorde, Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars). Musicians like SZA, Khalid, and Lil Uzi Vert also got a slice of the pie in the Best New Artist category.

Cardi B continues to be the breakout success story of the year, garnering a Best Rap Performance nomination for “Bodak Yellow,” which is also nominated for Best Rap Song, while one-time Grammy heavyweight Ed Sheeran gets only two nods for 2018. It’s an interesting year, and though the Grammys could never properly reflect the state of the music industry (for starters, critically acclaimed artists like Future and St. Vincent were snubbed), this batch of nominations at least feels like a small improvement when it comes to recognizing what people have listened to. As always, however, it remains to be seen whether the winners will ultimately be in line with that on January 28. See the nominations below:

Record of the Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album of the Year:
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song of the Year:
“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist: 
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Solo Performance: 
“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — P!nk
“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: 
“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: 
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey 
 — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Performance: 
“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Metal Performance:
“Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” — Body Count
“Forever” — Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
“Clockworks” — Meshuggah

Best Rock Song:
“Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Rock Album:
Emperor Of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens Of The Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album: 
Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best R&B Performance:
“Get You” — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Laugh And Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best R&B Song:
“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino) “Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6LACK — 6LACK
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel The Real — Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance: 
“Bounce Back” — Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” — Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
“Crew” — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song:
“Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
“Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
“HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) “Sassy” — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
“The Story Of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

Best Rap Album: 
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Dance Recording: 
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” — Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album: 
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Country Solo Performance: 
“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Losing You” –– Alison Krauss
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song” — Maren Morris
“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 
“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

Best Country Song:
“Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
“Body Like A Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album: 
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Article By Noisey