Beyoncé's MOBO sweep
13:30 16 August 2006
Beyoncé Knowles looks set to sweep the board at this year's Mobo awards.
The ceremony, which recognises music of black origin, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and the 'Crazy In Love' singer is leading the pack with four nominations.
Beyoncé is up for best international female along with Mary J Blige and Nelly Furtado.
She is also nominated for best song, best video and best R+B act.
Miss Dynamite's little brother, Akala, has been nominated for best hip-hop act.
Other UK nominees include Corinne Bailey Rae and garage performer Kano who have three nominations each.
Bailey Rae is nominated for best song with her catchy hit 'Put Your Records On', as well as best UK female and best newcomer.
Lemar - who won two Mobo's last year - is only nominated for best UK male this year.
The awards are voted for by the Mobo academy, which has just been reorganised and includes 500 members of the public.
There will be a new award this year, the Bemobo, which goes to an individual or organisation who have demonstrated "social ideas of being courageous, forward thinking and active with the community".
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