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The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards are held annually in the UK to recognise leading black musicians. Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ...

The ninth annual MOBO Awards ceremony took place on 30 September 2004 at the Royal Albert Hall in London and was broadcast by BBC television. Controversy surrounded the removal of reggae artists Vybz Kartel and Elephant Man from the 'Best Reggae Act' category at the 2004 awards due to their homophobic lyrics. September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ... This article is about the British city. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Elephant Man This article is about the musician. ... The term homophobia means a fear of or contempt for homosexuality or homosexuals or the fear of becoming homosexual. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ...

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  • MOBO Awards These are the Mobo winners 2005

Best Album WINNER: LEMAR, Nominees: Lemar, Common Kano, Mariah Carey, John Legend

Best Hip Hop Act WINNER: SWAY Nominees: Sway, The Game, Blak Twang, Roots Manuva, 50 Cent

 Best RnB Act 

WINNER: JOHN LEGEND Nominees: John Legend, Ciara, Lemar, Nate James, Mariah Carey, Terri Walker

 Best Single 

WINNER: LETHAL B, "Pow" Nominees: Amerie, Lemar, Lethal SNOOP DOGG, mario

 Best UK Newcomer 

WINNER: KANO Nominees: Sway, Nate James, Roll Deep, Kano, Lethal B

 UK Act Of The Year 

WINNER: LEMAR Nominees: Lemar, Estelle, Roll Deep, Joss Stone, Kano

 Best Reggae Act 

WINNER: DAMIAN MARLEY, Nominees: Damian Marley,

 Best African Act 

WINNER: YOUSSOU N'DOUR Profile | Official Site Baaba Maal Profile | Official Site Femi Kuti Biography | Review of 'Fight To Win' | Official Site 2 Face Ladysmith Black Mambazo Biography | Official Site Yvonne Chaka Chaka Official Site

 Best Jazz Act 

WINNER: RHIAN BENSON Official Site Abram Wilson Biography | Official Site Lizz Wright Biography | Official site Madeleine Peyroux Biography | Official Site Soweto Kinch Profile | Review of 'Conversations With The Unseen'

 Best World Music Act 

WINNER: DADDY YANKEE Review of 'Barrio Fino' | Official Site Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Amadou et Mariam Official Site Miguel'Angá' Diaz Review of 'Echu Mingua' Zapp Mama

 Best Video 

WINNER: SNOOP DOGG, "Drop It Like It's Hot" Biography Jamiroquai, "Feel, Just Like It Should" Biography John Legend, "Ordinary People" 1Xtra profile Lemar, "If There’s Any Justice" Biography Missy Elliott ft. Ciara, "Lose Control"

  Results from FactBites:
MegaStar - Outrage at Mobo awards (279 words)
As the Mobo nominations are announced, gay rights campaigners gear up to boycott the awards after learning that two Jamaican dancehall rappers made the cut.
Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, have been nominated for the best reggae single award, but both rappers are among eight artists whose material has been investigated by Scotland Yard over claims that their lyrics incite violence against gay people, the Independent reports.
Mobo have defended their decision by coming up with the lame excuse that the latest works from the controversial artists don't contain any homophobic lyrics.
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