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GLASGOW — JLS and N-Dubz shared the limelight on Wednesday with U.S. star Beyonce after all three acts won two MOBO awards each celebrating black, urban music.
Two of Michael Jackson’s siblings also appeared at the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) prize ceremony, held for the first time outside London this year.
The late singer’s sister La Toya introduced a musical tribute to Jackson, who died of a prescription drug overdose on June 25, and his brother Jermaine performed.
Boy band JLS picked up prizes for best newcomer and best song (“Beat Again”) in the public vote, while hip hop act N-Dubz won the best U.K. act and the best album category for “Uncle B.”
Beyonce, who did not attend, was named best international act and won the best video category for “Single Ladies.”
London rapper Chipmunk, whose real name is Jahmaal Fyffe, was the surprise winner of the best hip hop award, beating out U.S. heavyweights Eminem and Kanye West.
Following is a list of winners of the main prizes on the night:
Best U.K. Act — N-Dubz
Best Newcomer — JLS
Best R&B/Soul Act — Keri Hilson
Best Hip Hop Act — Chipmunk
Best Video — “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Beyonce
Best International Act — Beyonce
Best Song — “Beat Again,”JLS
Best Album — “Uncle B,”N-Dubz
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