The MOBOs are out, with Emeli Sandé walking away with awards for Best Female, Best Album and Best R&B/Soul. Plan B took Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime. TLC were awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music, with Dionne Warwick receiving the MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners on the night were Sean Paul (best reggae), D'Banj (Best African Act), Labrinth (Best Song), Rita Ora (Best Newcomer), Nicki Minaj (Best International), Tinie Tempah (Best Video for Earthquake), Rachel Kerr (Best Gospel) and Zoe Rahman (Best Jazz). Live performances at the star studded event in Liverpool included Trey Songz, Conor Maynard, Emeli Sandé, Misha B, JLS, Stooshe, Labrinth and Wiley.
And the bookies favourite Alt-J won the Mercury Music Prize. The four piece indie rockers, who met at Leeds University and have been dubbed 'boffin rock', took home £20,000 having beaten off the likes of Plan B, Jessie Ware, Field Music, Lianne La Havas, and Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley. Past winners include Dizzee Rascal, Pulp and Klaxons plus PJ Harvey, who has lifted the award twice.