MOBO Awards 2000

   

by Aneta Tadeusiak


Craig David

Craig David won in three out of six categories he was nominated for at the fifth annual Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, which took place on October 4th at London's Alexandra Palace.

The young R&B sensation received the awards for Best UK Single ("Fill Me In"), Best Newcomer and Best R&B Act, which, as he said, made him "proud to be British". Craig also accented his patriotism by appearing on stage dressed in a red jumper with the "Buy British" slogan on it.

However Craig lost out to Jamelia's "Money" in the Best Video category as well as to DJ Luck and MC Neat who took the award for Best UK Garage act.

Other winners included Gabrielle who took home the Best UK album award for her "Rise", Eminem who, unsurprisingly, won Best Hip Hop, Beenie Man and Carlos Santana, who received Best Reggae and Best World Music awards respectively.

Although nominees for the awards this year were decided by a jury of music experts, the winners were chosen by the public, who could vote for their favourite artists via the official Mobo website.

The night, as usual, was full of celebrities, including the 'dynamic look' Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez from the US trio TLC, who re-appeared on the music scene after a long and misterious absence. She co-hosted the show with MTV's Trevor Nelson, and presented the highest number of ...outfits. Attending the show were also Louise, Honeyz and the new young star Samantha Mumba.

Here's the full list of winners along with nominations:

BEST R&B ACT:
Craig David, "Fill Me In"
Destiny's Child
Sisqo
Donell Jones
Toni Braxton

BEST HIP HOP ACT:
Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"
Dr Dre
Q-Tip
DMX
Mos Def

BEST VIDEO:
Jamelia "Money"
Sisqo - Thong Song
Craig David - 7 Days
Samatha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
Jennifer Lopez - Fellin' So Good
Gabrielle - Rise
Macy Gray - I Try

BEST UK NEWCOMER:
Craig David
Jamelia
MJ Cole
Artful Dodger
DJ Luck and MC Neat

BEST UK GARAGE ACT:
DJ Luck and MC Neat featuring JJ "Masterblaster 2000"
Artful Dodger & Robbie Craig featuring Craig David
MJ Cole
The Dreem Teem
Wookie

BEST UK SINGLE:
Craig David "Fill Me In"
Jamelia, "Money"
Gabrielle, "Rise"
Damage, "Ghetto Romance"
Sonique, "It Feels So Good"
Artful Dodger & Robbie Craig featuring Craig David, "Woman Trouble"

BEST UK ALBUM:
Gabrielle, "Rise"
Jamelia, "Drama"
MJ Cole, "Sincere"
Lynden David Hall, "The Other Side"
Heather Small, "Proud"

BEST PRODUCER:
MJ Cole
Timbaland
Dr Dre
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Wookie
Artful Dodger

BEST GOSPEL ACT:
Mary Mary
Trin-i-tee 5:7
The Winans
The Wades

BEST UK RADIO DJ:
Tim Westwood
Trevor Nelson (BBC Radio 1)
Gilles Peterson
The Dreem Team
Chris Goldfinger
Jigs (Choice FM, London)
George Kay
DJ 279
Jenny Francis
Bam Bam (Kiss 100, London)
Matt White
Charlie Gillett (BBC London Live)

BEST CLUB DJ:
Steve Sutherland
DJ Swing
Shortee Blitz
EZ
Femi Fem
Dodge
Judge Jules
Pete Tong
Sonique

BEST REGGAE ACT:
Beenie Man
Morgan Heritage
Capleton
Glamma Kid
Buju Banton

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT:
Santana
Femi Kuti
Youssou N'Dour
Peter Gabriel


WEBSITE: MOBO Awards