Reggae/dancehall superstar Sean Paul won the 2012 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Award for Best Reggae Act.
Sean Paul could not be at the awards ceremony to accept his award because he is currently on tour in India promoting his latest album Tomahawk Technique.
On Saturday night stars flock the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the annual MOBO Awards. Among the celebrities in attendance were Trey Songz, Plan B, and T-Boz and Chilli from TLC.
Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj was also a big winner, taking home the award for Best International Act. ROc Nation singer Rita Ora won Best Newcomer, while TLC was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
See full list of winners below.
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip-Hop/Grime Act: Plan B
Best video: JLS, “Do You Feel What I Feel”
Best song: Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah: Earthquake
Best album Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events
Best International Act: Nicki Minaj
Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Best Jazz Act: Zoe Rahman
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Gospel Act: Rachel Kerr
Outstanding Contribution to Music: TLC
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dionne Warwick