October 20, 2010 / 9:19 PM / 8 years ago

Tinie Tempah, JLS big winners at MOBO music awards

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - London rapper Tinie Tempah and British boy band JLS were both double winners at the MOBO (music of black origin) awards held in Liverpool on Wednesday.

Tempah had led the nominations with four, and picked up the best newcomer and best video prizes, the latter for “Frisky,” featuring Labrinth.

JLS, who rose to fame in 2008 when they came second in the popular British television talent contest “The X Factor,” picked up awards for best album (“JLS”) and best UK act.

U.S. rapper Eminem was named best international act, and London hip-hop act N-Dubz picked up best song for “Playing With Fire” featuring Mr. Hudson.

Following is a full list of winners:

Best Newcomer - Tinie Tempah

Best UK R&B/Soul - Plan B

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime - Professor Green

Best International - Eminem

Best Reggae - Gyptian

Best Album - JLS (“JLS”)

Best Video - Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth (“Frisky”)

Best UK - JLS

Best Song - N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson (“Playing with Fire”)

Best African - K’Naan

Best Jazz - Empirical

Best Gospel - Guvna B

Lifetime Achievement - Billy Ocean

BeMOBO - Merseyside Dance Initiative

Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Patricia Reaney

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