And the 2013 MOBO winners are...

Some of the brightest stars from the urban music scene descended on Glasgow for the annual MOBO awards.

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  • Stooshe (left to right) Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs
    Stooshe (left to right) Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs
  • Jahmene Douglas
  • Kimberly Wyatt
  • Gabrielle
  • Ms Dynamite (second right)
  • Craig David (left) arrives for the 2013 MOBO Awards
  • Kanya King (right)
  • Trevor Nelson
  • Rudimental
  • Siobhán Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena (MKS)
  • John Newman
  • Waterloo Road star Chelsee Healey
  • Diversity
  • British DJ & musician Jazzie B, OBE

It is the third time the ­MOBOs - Music Of Black Origin - have been held in the city, after the 2009 and 2011 events in Glasgow were such a great success.

For the first time, the awards were held at the new £125 million Hydro arena which opened with a series of Rod Stewart gigs less than a month ago.

Celebrities, including Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt, Waterloo star Chelsee Healey and musician Jazzie B, took to the red carpet alongside bands Stooshe, Rudimental, and former Sugababes Mutya Keisha Siobhan (also known as MKS) as well as X-factor finalist Jahmene Douglas, who braved the rain to attend the bling event.

Joining them were stars including Craig David, Gabrielle, Ms Dynamite and John Newman, dance troupe Diversity as well as host MOBO founder Kanya King and BBC 1Xtra's Trevor Nelson, who co-hosted the event alongside fellow-presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.

The crowds were also treated to performances from the likes of Rudimental, Ms Dynamite, Fuse ODG, Jahmene Douglas, Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea and Naughty Boy.

And the winners are...

Best Song: Naughty Boy - La La La

Best Album: Rudimental - Home

Best Female: Laura Mvula

Best Male Act: Wiley

Best Newcomer: Krept and Konan

Best International Act: Kendrick Lamar

Best African Act: Fuse ODG

Best Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah

Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul

Best R&B/Soul Act: Laura Mvula

Best Video: Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith - La La La

Best Jazz Act: Sons of Kemet

Best Gospel Act: Lurine Cato

The 'BeMOBO' Award: Baroness Doreen Lawrence, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust


MOBOs founder Kanya King said Glasgow "feels like a home from home" for the MOBOs.

She added: "It's a city with a thirst for live music. MOBO wouldn't be where we are today if it hadn't been for the support of Scotland and Glasgow.

"MOBO is all about diversity and this is the perfect mix of long-standing and new UK talent paving the way forward for UK music."

The awards ceremony was the first multi-artists, ­televised event at the newly-opened Hydro.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said "This is another fantastic achievement for the city to be able to attract the MOBOs for the third time.

"In terms of the number of attendances, we will be on a par with the O2 Arena in ­London and Madison Square Gardens in New York. It fits perfectly with the city of Glasgow."

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