Dionne Warwick Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in UK
MOBO elevates black music and culture to mainstream popular status
November 07, 2012
Dionne Warwick received the MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award in UK, other winners were:
Best Gospel: Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz: Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Song: Labrinth
Best R&B/Soul: Emeli Sandé
Best Album: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime: Plan B
Best Video: JLS
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best International: Nicki Minaj
MOBO was established in England to recognize the outstanding achievements of artists from Gospel, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop. Over the past 17 years MOBO has played an instrumental role in elevating black music and culture to mainstream popular status in the UK.
The annual MOBO Awards has become one of the most televised music shows in the world and showcases the best British and international urban music talent. The MOBO Awards continue to attract the largest prime time multicultural audience in Europe.
Since day one, MOBO has been about inspiring, educating and motivating young people to achieve their full potential. MOBO works with excellent local partners across the UK to provide innovative training courses for vocalists, MC’s, DJ’s and producers. All students, from beginner to advanced level are given access to professional tuition and industry-standard equipment to compose, perform and record quality urban music.