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Jahmene is up for a MOBO
6:00pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
TONIGHT could offer up another first for Jahmene Douglas as he goes up against some of the brightest prospects in the music industry at the MOBOs in Glasgow.
A year ago, Jahmene was setting the country alight on X Factor and now he has had a number one album as well as a nomination for his first-ever music award.
Jahmene, 22, has come a long way from stacking shelves at the North Swindon Asda Walmart store and is now hoping to take the MOBOs by storm after being nominated for the best newcomer award.
The Swindon singer, who shot to fame when he came second on the X Factor, has admitted it has been hard to watch the latest in the TV talent show, which started its live shows last week, because he might get jealous of the new artists.
The show gave Jahmene a platform to launch his career and he bagged himself a number one with his debut album in July with Love Never Fails, despite a harsh response from music critics.
Jahmene took to Twitter ahead of the awards ceremony yesterday and said: “Ahhhhhhhh!! It's the @MOBOAwards tomorrow *insert overly excited face here*.”
The Best Newcomer category is always hotly anticipated and this year is no exception.
The category has long provided a platform for the UK’s most exciting artists, launching the careers of NDubz, Emeli Sandé and Rita Ora to name a few.
Jahmene, who performed at the launch of this year’s awards and will perform tonight, will be up against a host of other breakthrough artists including Sam Smith who appeared on the recent Disclosure single Latch, Daley, Fuse ODG and Stylo G.
MOBO Awards founder Kanya King said: “MOBO turning 18 is a huge achievement and we have some truly incredible artists on the shortlist for this year’s event.
“They demonstrate the diverse range of music that is at the heart of youth culture in Britain and globally.
“Our aim has always been to give a platform and voice to emerging and established artists; we celebrate these artists all year round.
“We’re really proud of the nominees and wish them all the best with the public vote.”
The MOBO Awards will be at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro with chart toppers Rudimental, Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea and three-time MOBO Award winner Tinie Tempah set to perform alongside Jahmene.
The awards will be broadcast live on BBC Three between 9pm and 11.05pm. Should Jahmene win, he will be in line to pick up the most expensive mobile phone ever made by HTC, who are handing a gold-plated handset worth £2,750 to the winner.
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