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Emeli Sande and Plan B lead Mobo nominations

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The nominations for this year's Mobo awards have been announced with Emeli Sande and Plan B leading the way with five nominations each.

Sande is up for Best UK Female, Best Video, Best Album, Best R&B / Soul Act and Best Song.

Plan B has been nominated for Best UK Male, Best Video, Best Hip-Hop / Grime act, Best Album and Best Song.

Other UK artists recognized for awards include Labrinth, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, JLS and Rita Ore.

In the Best UK Female category Emeli Sande faces tough competition from Rita Ore, Jessie J, Tulisa, Jessie Ware and former X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson.

Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z have all been selected for the Best International Act.

The Mobos stand for Music of Black Origin and celebrate urban music in the UK.

Prizes will be handed out at the awards ceremony on 3 November at Liverpool's Echo Arena.