The trio are in good company on the full nominations list, which also sees the likes of FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J named as potential winners.
‘Money On My Mind’ singer Sam Smith and duo Krept And Konan lead the way with four nominations each, while FKA Twigs - whose debut release came out just weeks ago - is one of the five stars to scoop five nominations.
A number of big names are in the running for the MOBO Best International Act gong, including Beyoncé, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Chris Brown.
The awards ceremony will take place on 22 October and the event’s founder Kany King has commended the eclectic nominations list.
“As we enter our 19th year, the Mobo Awards show promises to be bigger and more audacious than ever,” he states. “This year's nominees represent an incredible crop of artists.
"I find it particularly exciting to see so many underground artists featured, who've reached new heights over the last year and broken into the wider consciousness.
“It's testament to their talent and their determination to succeed and we are very proud to witness their successes to date. This year's show at Wembley is set to be nothing short of spectacular."
See the full nominations list below…
MOBO Best Male Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best Female Act
MOBO Best Newcomer
MOBO Best International Act
MOBO Best Song
Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell - ‘Sing’
Fuse ODG featuring Sean Paul -’Dangerous Love’
Krept & Konan - ‘Don't Waste My Time’
Meridian Dan featuring Big H & JME - ‘German Whip’
Sam Smith - ‘Stay With Me’
MOBO Best Video
FKA Twigs - ‘Two Weeks’
Jacob Banks - Move With You’
Rudimental featuring Becky Hill - ‘Powerless’
Scorcher featuring Wretch 32, Mercston & Ari - "Work Get It’
Skepta featuring JME - ‘That's Not Me’
MOBO Best Album
Ghetts - ‘Rebel With A Cause’
Katy B - ‘Little Red’
Krept And Konan - ‘Young Kingz’
Sam Smith - ‘In The Lonely Hour’
Tinie Tempah - ‘Demonstration’
MOBO Best Gospel Act
Living Faith Connection Choir
MOBO Best Reggae Act
MOBO Best Jazz Act
MOBO Best Hip Hop Act
Krept & Konan
MOBO Best African Act
MOBO Best Grime Act
MOBO Best R&B / Soul Act
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