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Five Urban Music nods for Estelle

Estelle
Estelle topped the UK singles chart with American Boy

R&B singer Estelle is again leading the way in award nominations, this time picking up nods in five categories for the UK Urban Music Awards (UMAs).

Last week, it was revealed that the singer, 28, had five nods for this year's Music of Black Origin Awards.

Dance act Booty Luv are up for three UMAs - best crossover act, best dance act and best group - while Leona Lewis is up for best R&B act and best album.

The public-voted UMAs take place at London's O2 Arena on 15 November.

Double nominations

London-born Estelle, who is now based in New York, topped the UK charts with American Boy which featured US rapper Kanye West.

She is nominated for best album for Shine, best collaboration for American Boy, best crossover act, best R&B act and most inspiring act.

The Streets' Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner, of The Streets, is up for best album and best entrepreneur

Booty Luv, fronted by vocalists Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd - both formerly of hip-hop pop band Big Brovaz - are nominated for best crossover, best dance act and best group.

Other acts to be nominated in two categories were singers Craig David and Jay Sean, rappers Dizzee Rascal and Sway and grime artist Tinchy Stryder.

Everything is Borrowed by Mike Skinner's The Streets - only released on Monday - is up for best album while Skinner, who has run his own record label, is up for best entrepreneur.

Singer Amy Winehouse is nominated for best neo-soul act while Mark Ronson, who won best British male at the Brits in February, gets a nod for best producer.


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