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Thursday, 5 October, 2000, 09:34 GMT 10:34 UK
Mobo hat-trick for Craig
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Craig David: 'This makes me proud to be British'
Craig David has won three prizes at the Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards in his first year in the music business.

Craig, who at 19 is the youngest male solo act to go straight to the top of the UK singles chart, won awards for the best UK newcomer and best R&B act.

His track Fill Me In, the first of his two chart-toppers, was named best UK single at the fifth annual awards.

David told the audience as he collected his third award: "This makes me proud to be British."

The best of the rest
Hip hop: Eminem
Video: Money
Reggae: Beenie Man
World music: Santana
UK garage: DJ Luck and MC Neat
UK album: Rise
UK radio DJ: Tim Westwood
UK club: Twice As Nice

Afterwards the singer, who was wearing a bright red woolly jumper with the slogan "Buy British," said he would keep two of the trophies and give the third to his mum.

"It's amazing. For me to come from nowhere to win all these awards is great," he said.

"I just kept it real and I have written songs from my heart and performed them how I thought they should be performed."

Nominees for the awards were chosen by a panel of experts but winners were decided by music fans.

Most nominations

Southampton-based Craig had secured six nominations for the Mobos - the highest number since the awards began.

But singer Jamelia beat him to the best video title for her single Money, and DJ Luck and MC Neat took the award for best UK garage act.

Gabrielle took the best UK album award for Rise which has spawned a number one single with its title track.

Guitarist Carlos Santana, 53, was named best world music act.

Reggae legends Aswad picked up the Mobo Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Eminem won best hip hop act, Beenie Man best reggae act, BBC Radio 1' s Tim Westwood best UK radio DJ, and Steve Sutherland's Twice As Nice best UK club.

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See also:

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06 Sep 00 | Entertainment
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02 Aug 00 | Entertainment
Black music means business
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Beverley's Mobo night to remember
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