LOS ANGELES, CA Thursday Aug.17.2006 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- The 2006 Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Nominees have been announced. Beyonce Knowles leads the pack with 4 nominations, Best Song, Best International Artist, Best Video and Best R&B. Corinne Bailey Rae, Ne Yo, Mary J. Blige and Kano all tie at 3 nominations each, while Sway, Kanye West, Gnarles Barkley, Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown all received 2 nominations each.

The full nominations are:

Best Group:
Black Eyed Peas
Gnarls Barkley
The Streets
Pussycat Dolls

Best UK Female:
Aleesha Dixon
Beverley Knight
Corinne Bailey Rae
Keisha White

Best International Female:
Alicia Keys
Beyonce Knowles
Janet Jordan
Mary J Blige
Nelly Furtado

Best UK Male:
Nate James
Plan B

Best International Male:
Chris Brown
Kanye West
Ne Yo
Pharrell Williams

Best UK Newcomer:
Corinne Bailey Rae
Fundamental 03
Lady Sovereign
Plan B
Sound Bwoy

Best Song:
Beyonce Knowles - "Deja Vu"
Corinne Bailey Rae - 'Put Your Records On'
Gnarls Barkley - 'Crazy'
Mary J Blige - 'Be Without You'
Ne Yo - 'So Sick'

Best Video:
Beyonce Knowles - "Deja Vu"
Busta Rhymes - 'Touch It (remix)'
Chris Brown - 'Run It'
Kano - 'Brown Eyes'
Roll Deep - 'Shake A Leg'

Best Hip-Hop:
Busta Rhymes
Kanye West

Best R&B:
Beyonce Knowles
Jamie Foxx
Mary J Blige
Ne Yo

Best Reggae:
Anthony Hamilton
Burning Spear
Damian Marley
Sean Paul

Best African Act:
Batman Samini
Lebo Mathosa
P Square
Jose Chameleone
Tony Tetuila

Best DJ:
Shortee Blitz
Steve Sutherland
Tim Westwood
Trevor Nelson

Best Gospel:
Alan Charles
Kirk Franklin
Mary Mary
Noel Robinson
Nu Life

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