Former Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours student Michael Kiwanuka has been nominated for the ‘Best Album’ MOBO Award for his new album 'Love & Hate' released on 15 July, as well as the ‘Best R&B/Soul Act’ MOBO Award following his success in BBC’s Sound of 2012 list, where he scored Number One on the UK Official Albums Chart.
Earlier this year, Michael Kiwanuka was shortlisted for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize alongside Westminster Commercial Music BA Honours graduate Jamie Woon.
The MOBO Awards are held annually in the United Kingdom, and were first established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. This year’s show will take place on Friday 4 November in Glasgow led by artists Kano and Laura Mvula. It will be headlined by acts including Tinie Tempah, Lady Leshurr and Wiley. Tickets can be purchased on the MOBO Awards 2016 official page.
The Department of Commercial Music at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is one of the first departments of its kind in the UK, and it has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world.