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2008 MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards Great for Estelle

This has definitely been Estelle’s year and she was rewarded with two MOBO Awards for best UK female, and best song for her hit “American Boy”. Leona Lewis’ won best video for ‘Bleeding Love‘ and best album for the multi-million selling “Spirit“.

A bevy of names showed up for the awards including Taio Cruz, John Legend, Billy Ocean, Djibril Cisse, Grace Jones, Melanie Brown, and Chipmunk.  This annual award show is growing in stature and founder Kanya King said, “I hope that we can inspire a new generation of talent to follow their lead and fulfill their dreams.”

The awards were as follows:

Best UK Female : Estelle

Best Song: American Boy, Estelle

Best Video: Leona Lewis

Best Album: Spirit, Leona Lewis

Best Jazz: YolanDa Brown

Best International Act: Chris Brown

Best R&B Soul: Chris Brown

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Wilson formerly of the Supremes

Best UK Male Artist: Dizzee Rascal

Best HipHop: Li’l Wayne

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