Mobo Awards: CeeLo Green to get outstanding achievement prize and perform

CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green will be honoured at Wednesday night's Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards.

The 41-year-old will receive the outstanding achievement prize at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, where he'll also perform.

"I am honoured by this acknowledgement, especially so young in my career," he said.

"And it is all the incentive anyone would need to continue doing what I love."

The Atlanta-born singer, who's also performed as part of Gnarls Barkley and with rap group Goodie Mob, joins former winners Boyz II Men, TLC, Sean (P Diddy) Combs and Mick Hucknall.

CeeLo Green
Image caption CeeLo Green's third studio album, The Lady Killer, went to number three on the Official Album Chart in 2010

CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony drug charge last August (meaning he didn't admit it).

A judge sentenced the singer to three years probation and 45 days of community service after he was accused of spiking a woman's drink with ecstasy.

He left the US version of The Voice after he was charged and CBS cancelled his reality show The Good Life.

CeeLo Green had to apologise following the court case finished after writing controversial tweets about rape - which he later deleted.

Krept and Konan
Image caption Casyo "Krept" Johnson from Krept And Konan performing at this year's 1Xtra Live in Leeds

At this year's Mobos, chart-topping stars like Rita Ora, Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne face competition from rap and grime acts Krept And Konan and JME.

See a full list of the nominees on the Mobo website.

JME
Image caption English MC JME has released three studio albums

Rita Ora, a judge on The X Factor alongside Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, received a nod for best video for Body On Me, which also features Chris Brown.

Mark Ronson is up for prizes in two categories - best male and best song.

Mark Ronson
Image caption Mark Ronson performed at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala earlier this month

This year's Mobos are dominated by London's hip-hop and grime acts, with Krept And Konan and JME receiving four nominations each.

Krept And Konan - made up of Casyo "Krept" Johnson and Karl "Konan" Wilson - released their debut album, The Long Way Home, in July.

FKA Twigs is also up for three prizes.

The 27-year-old, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, faces Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, Lianne La Havas and Little Simz in the best female category.

Wiley
Image caption Wiley performed at Manchester's O2 Apollo for 1Xtra Live in 2012

Rap star Wiley will be honoured with the organisation's first Paving The Way award.

A paving stone will be laid at his former secondary school in Bow, east London, in recognition of his achievements.

Naughty Boy, Lianne La Havas, Stormzy and Lethal Bizzle will also perform alongside nominees Rita Ora, Krept And Konan, FKA Twigs and Ella Eyre.

The Mobo Awards, now in their 20th year, will air live on ITV2 at 8pm.

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