The MOBO award nominations were announced last night, which meant a party. Tinie Tempah – who name checks us on his new album, we discovered yesterday, oh yes – had the most nominations with four, including Best Newcomer, Best UK Act and Best Song. Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations.

Speaking of N-Dubz, the group's singer Tulisa was at the party. She looked like this.

Tulisa at the MOBO 2010 nominations

Then Fazer sidled up to her and collectively they looked like this.

Tulisa and Fazer at the 2010 MOBO nominations

Dappy wasn't at the party. He was perhaps buying, or hopefully knitting, some new funny hats. Actually, he missed his flight from Greece, the big daft thing. N-Dubz are nominated Best UK Act, Best Song (Playing With Fire) and Best Album.

Alexandra Burke was nominated as Best UK Act. She looks utterly splendid at the moment. Exhibit A:

Alexandra Burke at the 2010 MOBO nominations

Based on her new video, for Start Without You, next year she will be nominated for Most Excellent Use Of Leotard-Type Get Ups In A Music Video For A Song That Sounds A Bit Too Summery For Autumn. She'd have that sewn up. Exhibit B in the case for Alexandra Burke Looks Splendid at the Moment:

 

The MOBO nominations in full, for those who want them:

Best Newcomer 

Tinie Tempah

Professor Green

Scorcher

Labrinth

Devlin

 

Best UK Act 

Tinie Tempah

Jay Sean

Tinchy Stryder

Taio Cruz

Chipmunk

N-Dubz

Giggs

JLS

Roll Deep

M.I.A

Dizzee Rascal

Alexandra Burke

Sade

Plan B

Leona Lewis

 

Best Song 

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha - "Dirty Picture"

Tinie Tempah - "Pass Out"

N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson - "Playing With Fire"

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - "Bang, Bang, Bang"

Professor Green ft Ed Drewett - "I Need You Tonight"

 

Best UK R&B/Soul 

Sade

Natalie Williams

Corinne Bailey Rae

McLean

Plan B

 

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime 

Giggs

Professor Green

Skepta

Akala

Wiley

 

Best International Act 

Drake

Alicia Keys

Jay Z

Rihanna

Eminem 

Janelle Monae

Black Eyed Peas

Nicki Minaj

Ne-Yo

Usher

Beyonce

Jason Derulo

Lil Wayne 

Travie McCoy

Trey Songz

 

Best Reggae 

Damian Marley

Mavado

GYPTIAN

Vybz Kartel

GAPPY RANKS

 

Best Album 

Plan B - "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" (679/Atlantic)

JLS - "JLS" (Epic)

N-Dubz "Against All Odds" (UMTV)

Chipmunk -"I Am Chipmunk" (Jive/Columbia)

Dizzee Rascal - "Tongue in Cheek" (Dirtee Stank)

 

Best Video 

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - "Bang, Bang, Bang"

Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth - "Frisky"

Tinchy Stryder - "You're Not Alone"

Alesha Dixon - "Drummer Boy"

Dizzee Rascal - "Dirtee Disco"

 

Best African Act 

K'Naan (Somalia) 

P-Square (Nigeria)

Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)

JJC (Nigeria)

Banky W. (Nigeria)

Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea) 

Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia) 

Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)

Angélique Kidjo (Benin) 

M3NSA (Ghana) 

Yuri Da Cunha (Angola) 

Tinny (Ghana)

Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe)

Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)

BLK JKS (South Africa)

 

Best Gospel Act 

Faith Child

Guvna B

Rachel Kerr

Jake Isaac

Beverley Trotman

 

Best Jazz Act 

Robert Glasper

Brad Mehldau

Empirical

Phronesis

John McLaughlin