Following our return to London in 2014, we headed to Leeds in 2015 to celebrate our 20th anniversary and the very best of British urban music in the amazing First Direct Arena. Hosted by Sarah-Jane Crawford, stars including Idris Elba, Rita Ora, CeeLo Green, FKA twigs, Stormzy, Krept and Konan, Tinie Tempah, Lethal Bizzle, Naughty Boy and Lenny Henry also attended.
The night belonged to Stormzy and Krept and Konan; they each walked away with two awards and topped their success from last year’s ceremony.
Ella Eyre walked away with Best Female Act after being crowned Best Newcomer in 2014 and Section Boyz proved victorious as they scooped Best Newcomer. FKA twigs won her very first MOBO Award for Best Video and Fuse ODG won Best African Act for the third time in a row!
We were treated to incredible performances from the likes of Rita Ora, FKA twigs, Krept and Konan, Ella Eyre, Naughty Boy, Shakka, Section Boyz, Lianne La Havas, Lethal Bizzle, Fuse ODG and CeeLo Green. We honoured Lenny Henry with a MOBO: Paving the Way Award and CeeLo Green with a MOBO Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
2015 also marked the launch of our very first MOBO Awards pre-show. Celebrating artists within the genres of R&B/Soul, Jazz and Gospel, we presented Shakka, Binker and Moses and Faith Child with the first set of awards at an intimate event in London.
Winner: Krept & Konan
Album: The Long Way Home
Winner: Ella Eyre
Winner: Section Boyz
Winner: FKA twigs
Video: Pendulum (Directed by FKA twigs)
Winner: Krept and Konan
Winner: Faith Child
Winner: Binker and Moses
Winner: Fuse ODG
Album: If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
Winner: Idris Elba
Winner: CeeLo Green