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Reggae Artiste Shaggy, 50 Cent, Kano and Craig David head for Mobo's


The 12th annual Mobo Awards will broadcast on BBC Three from the O2 Arena on Wednesday 19 September.

Hosted by platinum-selling reggae artist Shaggy and British R'n'B star Jamelia, the star-studded awards ceremony will feature performances from Shaggy, Mutya Buena, Kano and Craig David, plus top American talent 50 Cent, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke, and more acts still to be announced.

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra BBC will bring reports, news and updates - both in the build up to the awards, and on the evening itself - and BBC One will broadcast the edited show on Friday 21 September. This is the fourth year that the BBC has exclusively broadcast the awards.

Mobo celebrates the very best of urban music, both national and international. Amy Winehouse is in the running for a staggering four Mobo Awards, as is fellow Brit Dizzee Rascal. Other nominees include 50 Cent, Kanye West, Mutya Buena, Rihanna, Akon, Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone and Lemar.

Joining the hosts will be celebrity presenters including Monty Panesar, Erin O'Connor, Levi Roots, Cathy Tyson, Angellica Bell, Quentin Tarantino, Diane Parish, Tiana Benjamin and Will Johnson.

Full information on the Mobo Awards is available at

Artist information:

Ne-Yo; Robin Thicke; T-Pain and Yung Joc; Kano and Craig David; and Shaggy will all perform for the crowd of fans, media, celebrities and industry figures.

50 Cent: One of the biggest selling rap artists in the world - 50 Cent's albums Get Rich Or Die Tryin and The Massacre both went multi-platinum exceeding sales of 20million records worldwide. The superstar rapper's third album Curtis includes production from Dr Dre, Eminem and Timbaland; guests include Eminem, Mary J Blige, Justin Timberlake, Akon and more.

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