Thursday 22 March 2018

Jessie J sweeps board at Mobos

Jessie J arrives at the Mobo awards 2011, where she picked up four gongs
Jessie J arrives at the Mobo awards 2011, where she picked up four gongs

Jessie J had tears in her eyes after she swept the board at the Mobo Awards, winning four out of five categories she was nominated for.

The Price Tag singer won best UK act, best newcomer, best song for Do It Like A Dude and best album for Who You Are.

But the Essex-born music star missed out on the best video award, beaten by Tinchy Stryder and Dappy with the song Spaceship.

With tears rolling down her face she told reporters, after the show finished in Glasgow last night: "It's just overwhelming, I'm so honoured."

The singer and songwriter also opened the show, wearing a sparkling baseball hat, with a fairly energetic performance of Do It Like A Dude.

After picking up her first award of the night for best album, she told the audience: "I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no one knew who I was and now I just won best album.

"That is epic. Thank you everyone."

Neither Adele nor Rihanna, who won the best international star, were at the show at Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). In a video message played after she was announced as winner of the best R&B/soul act, Adele said: "Thank you very much for this Mobo award. It means a lot to me. I'm so sorry that I can't be with you there tonight."

US singer Alexis Jordan sang her hit Happiness and Katy B and Ms Dynamite also performed the song Lights On during the show.

American R&B group Boyz II Men were awarded the prize for their outstanding contribution to music.

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