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The Mobo Awards
    The Mobo awards were first held at the Connaught Rooms , London in 1996. Tony Blair (then leader of the opposition) launched the event which was to celebrate "Music of Black Origin". The definition has changed a little as the awards now encompass "all types of music from urban culture". The winners of each category are listed for every year.
Year: 2004
Best R&B Act Usher
Best Video Jamelia - "See It In A Boy’s Eyes"
Best Hip Hop Act Kanye West
Best UK Act Dizzee Rascal / Jamelia (tie)
Best Album Kanye West - "College Dropout"
Best Single Jamelia - "Thank You"
Best Newcomer Estelle
Best Producer Kanye West
Best Collaboration 2Play featuring Raghav and Jucxi – "So Confused"
Best Reggae Act Sean Paul
Best UK Radio DJ Jigs, Choice FM
Best UK Club DJ Manny Norte
Best Jazz Act Jamie Cullum
Best World Music Act Bebel Gilberto
Best Gospel Act Raymond & Co
Best Ringtone Mario Winans' - "I Don't Wanna Know"
Icon Hall of Fame Award Janet Jackson
Lifetime Achievement Anita Baker

Year: 2003
Best R&B Act Justin Timberlake
Best Video Christina Aguilera featuring Redman - "Dirrty"
Best Hip Hop Act 50 Cent
Best UK Act Big Brovaz / Panjabi MC (tie)
Best Album 50 Cent - "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"
Best Single 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
Best Newcomer Big Brovaz
Best Producer Neptunes
Best Garage Act Lisa Maffia
Best Reggae Act Wayne Wonder
Best UK Radio DJ Tim Westwood
Best UK Club DJ Shortee Blitz
Best Jazz Act Soweto Kinch
Best World Music Act Ibrahim Ferrer
Best Gospel Newcomer Hutcheson Gayle
Unsung Award J'Nay
Outstanding Achievement Kool & The Gang
Lifetime Achievement George Benson
Fashion Icon L'il Kim

Year: 2002
Best R&B Act Ashanti
Best Video Aaliyah - "More Than A Woman"
Best Hip Hop Act Ja Rule
Best UK Act Ms Dynamite
Best Album Alicia Keys - "Songs In 'A' Minor"
Best Single Ms Dynamite - "It Takes More"
Best Newcomer Ms Dynamite
Best Producer Neptunes
Best UK Garage Act Mis-Teeq
Best Reggae Act Sean Paul
Best UK DJ Steve Sutherland
Best Jazz Act Norah Jones
Best Gospel Act Michelle Williams
Best World Music Act Angelique Kidjo
Unsung Award Street Politiks
Lifetime Achievement Chaka Khan
Contribution To Urban Music Jimmy Cliff
Outstanding Achievement Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes (posthumous)

Year: 2001
Best R&B Act Usher
Best Hip Hop Act Missy Elliott
Best Video Oxide & Neutrino - "Up Middle Finger"
Best Jazz Act Incognito
Best Reggae Act Shaggy
Best Producer Dr Dre
Best Gospel Act Mary Mary
Best World Music Act Nitin Sawhney
Best UK Garage Act So Solid Crew
Best UK Act Craig David
Best Album Usher - "8701"
Best Single Destiny's Child - "Independent Women Part 1"
Best Newcomer So Solid Crew
Best UK Radio DJ Jigs - Choice FM
Best UK Club DJ Spoony
Best Unsigned Act N'Jay
Outstanding Achievement R Kelly
Lifetime Achievement Luther Vandross

Year: 2000
Best R&B Act Craig David
Best Hip Hop Act Eminem
Best Producer MJ Cole
Best Video Jamelia
Best World Music Act Santana
Best Reggae Act Beenie Man
Best Gospel Act Mary Mary
Best Jazz Act Ronnie Jordan featuring Mos Def
Best UK Single Craig David
Best UK Garage Act DJ Luck & MC Neat featuring JJ
Best Album Gabrielle
Best Newcomer Craig David
Best UK Radio DJ Tim Westwood
Best UK Club DJ Steve Sutherland
Best Unsigned Cherise
Contribution to Music Aswad
Outstanding Achievement LA Reid

Year: 1999
Best Newcomer Kele Le Roc - "Little Bit of Lovin"
Best Unsigned Act Amoye
Best Hip Hop Act Roots Manuva - "Brand New Second Hand"
Best International Hip-Hop Act Jay-Z - "Vol 2 : Hard Knock Life
Best Album Beverley Knight - "Prodigal Sista"
Best Dance Act Shanks & Bigfoot - "Sweet Like Chocolate"
Best Jazz Act Denys Baptiste - "Be Where You Are"
Best Gospel Act Kirk Franklin - "The Nu Nation Project"
Best Drum & Bass Act Grooverider - "Mysteries of Funk"
Best International Act Lauryn Hill - "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"
Best Video TLC - "No Scrubs"
Best Reggae Act Mr Vegas - Heads High
Best Producer Rodney Jerkins - "It's Not Right" (Whitney Houston)
Best DJ Trevor Nelson - Radio 1/The Lick
Best International single Eminem - "Hi! My Name Is"
Best Single Kele Roc - "My Love"
Best International R&B Act Destiny's Child - "The Writing's On The Wall"
Best R&B Act Beverley Knight - "Greatest Day"
Contribution to Black Music Erskine Thompson
Lifetime Achievement Tina Turner
Best Club Night Fresh n Funky @ Hanover Grand : Aurora Carmena & Brian Norman

Year: 1998
Best Drum & Bass Act 4 Hero Two Pages
Best Reggae Act Glamma Kid - "Power Supply"
Best International Reggae Act Beenie Man - "Who Am I?"
Best Hip Hop Act Phoebe 1 - "Ladies If You're With Me"
Best International Hip Hop Act Noreaga N.O.R.E.
Best Jazz Act Jazz Steppers - "Get Up"
Best Dance Act Stardust - "Music Sounds Better"
Best R&B Act Beverley Knight - "Made It Back"
Best Gospel Act Carrie & David Grant - "Watching & Waiting"
Best Video All Saints - "Under The Bridge"
Best Radio DJ Steve Jackson
Best International Single Pras Michel/ODB/Mya - "Ghetto Supastar"
Best Single Another Level - "Freak Me"
Best Album Adam F Colours
Best Newcomer Lynden David Hall - "Medicine For My Pain"
Best International Act Puff Daddy & The Family - "Blame It On Benjamins"
Best Club DJ DJ Swing - Fresh N Funky, Hanover Grand
Best Producer Rodney Jerkins - Brandy
Best Club Night Rotation - Subterania - Femi & Chris Crooks
Outstanding Achievement Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs
Contribution To Black Music Carl McIntosh
Lifetime Achievement BB King

Year: 1997
Best Unsigned Act Fola Sade
Best Jungle Act Roni Size & Reprazent
Best Reggae Act Finley Quaye
Best International Reggae Act Beenie Man
Best Hip Hop Act Funky DL
Best International Hip Hop Act Coolio
Best R&B Act Shola Ama
Best Dance Act Prodigy
Best Producer Sean Puffy Combs
Best Radio DJ David Rodigan
Best Club DJ Metalheadz
Best Jazz Act Sunship
Best Gospel Act Beehive
Best Video Will Smith - "Men In Black"
Best International Act Another Level
Best Single Eternal featuring BeBe Winans - "I Wanna Be"
Best International Single Rosie Gaines - "Closer Than Close"
Best Album Jamiroquai - "Travelling Without Moving"
Best Newcomer Shola Ama
Outstanding Achievement Mick Hucknall
Lifetime Achievement Bootsy Collins

Year: 1996
Best Dance Baby D
Best Jazz Courtney Pine
Best Gospel New Colours
Best Hip Hop Blak Twang
Best Jungle Goldie
Best R&B Mark Morrison
Best Reggae Peter Hunningale
Best Video Tupac
Best DJ Trevor Nelson
Best International Act Fugees
Best Newcomer Peace by Piece
Best International Single Fugees
Best Single Gabrielle
Best Producer Teddy Riley
Best Album Goldie
Outstanding Contribution Jazzie B
Lifetime Achievement Lionel Ritchie
International Achievement Seal

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