6 October 2011
Jessie J Reigns at MOBO Awards
JESSIE J REIGNS AT 16TH MOBO AWARDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH LEBARA MOBILE
Jessie J wins 4 of her 5 nominated categories for Best UK Act, Best Album, Best Song and Best Newcomer in association with Lebara Mobile
Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Lebara Mobile, the market leader in providing high quality, low-cost international mobile services from the UK, was once again proud title sponsor of the MOBO Awards, which wowed guests with an electric show, at Glasgow’s SECC last night.
Jessie J won a remarkable four out of five of her nominated categories including Best UK Act, Best Album, Best Song and Best Newcomer. The Best Newcomer Award sponsored by Lebara Mobile was, for the first time ever, voted for by fans via Facebook.
Russell Atkinson, Managing Director, Lebara Mobile, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. It was an exceptional evening, showcasing outstanding talent and we are extremely proud to sponsor this exciting event. A special congratulations to Jessie J for winning an amazing four awards, including the Best Newcomer Act in association with Lebara Mobile.”
Other winners included Tinie Tempah for the Best Hip Hop/Grime category; Adele for Best R&B/Soul Act and Rihanna who beat Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to win the Best International Act. All winners were voted for by fans via mobo.com and respective media partner outlets.
R&B group Boyz II Men were also winners. The band was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by JLS, before going on to close the show in sensational style with a number of hits from their multi-platinum selling albums.
Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO, added: “The excitement and atmosphere of our second year here in Glasgow has shown the love that the whole country has for MOBO. We felt so welcome the first time we came here, we didn't think it could be topped. This year has been a phenomenal success and we can't wait to return in 2013. It's been a great event that has welcomed some exciting new award winners to the MOBO roll of honour including the
￼global superstar Adele, the UK's hot talent Tinchy Stryder and of course the fantastic Jessie J walking away with four awards.”
Fans who voted for the Best Newcomer Act were also able to enter an exclusive Lebara Facebook competition to win a VIP trip to the MOBO Awards. The winner drawn at random was Joe O’Leary from Surrey who enjoyed the red carpet and a VIP behind-the-scenes experience on the night.
MOBO Awards 2011 – Full List of Winners
BEST UK ACT as voted for on www.mobo.con and listeners of Capital FM - JESSIE J BEST NEWCOMER in association with Lebara Mobile - voted for on Facebook - JESSIE J BEST HIP HOP / GRIME ACT - TINIE TEMPAH
BEST VIDEO - TINCHY STRYDER AND DAPPY - SPACESHIP
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT- RIHANNA
BEST SONG in association with PRS for Music - JESSIE J - DO IT LIKE A DUDE
BEST ALBUM - JESSIE J - WHO YOU ARE
BEST REGGAE - ALBOROSIE
BEST JAZZ ACT - KAIROS 4TET
BEST AFRICAN ACT - WIZKID
BEST GOSPEL ACT - TRIPLE O
BEST R&B / SOUL ACT - ADELE
OUTSANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC - BOYZ II MEN
BEMOBO AWARD - YOUTH MUSIC
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Mayo, PR & Sponsorship Manager
[email protected] or 0203 036 3292
Lebara is one of Europe’s leading telecoms operators, enhancing the lives of migrant communities by providing high quality and low cost international mobile products and services. Lebara provides Pay As you Go and Pay Monthly mobile SIM cards and related services customised to serve the migrant communities in seven European countries as well as Australia.
In FY2010, Lebara turned in revenues of €565m (- more than a 50% increase on FY09), and profits before tax of €21m (- a 139% rise on FY09). The company currently employs some 1,400 employees across its operations and markets.
In March 2011 the company maintained its position as the UK’s leading MVNO, when it received awards for best Mobile Virtual Network Operator and Best Customer Service at this year’s Mobile News Awards and more recently, the company picked up two new Customer Service Awards: best UK Customer Experience in Telecom Sector and best UK Customer Experience Team at the UK Customer Experience Awards. Lebara’s CEO Yoganathan Ratheesan won the Asian Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010. Lebara has most recently been awarded the 2011 Ruban D’Honneur, which recognises 100 European companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and best practice in their industry.