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U.K. rapper Wiley leads MOBO Award nominations

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Sep 03, 2013 | 7:09pm EDT

British rapper Wiley will lead the way at the 2013 Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday (03Sep13). The London MC, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, will battle it out for Best U.K. Hip-Hop Act, while his album The Ascent and hit Reloaded are also up for top prizes at the upcoming 18th annual ceremony. He will also compete with Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Rudimental, and Wretch 32 for the Best Male title, while the Best Female category will be a battle between Jessie J, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas and Rita Ora. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake, Ciara, Iggy Azalea, J.Cole, Jason Derulo, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel and Robin Thicke are all in the running for Best International Act. The winners of the 2013 MOBO Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland, on 19 October (13).

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