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Last Updated: Thursday October 01 2009 11:00 GMT

Leah goes to Mobo awards

Leah's red carpet Mobos report

For the first time in its history the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards were held in Glasgow in Scotland.

Big British stars from N-Dubz to JLS were hoping to win big - beating out top American artists like Beyonce and Kayne West.

Leah went along to catch up with the stars and get all the back stage gossip.

"I was really excited when I found out that I was covering the Mobos! I listen to acts like JLS and Tinchy Stryder on my MP3 player all the time and was looking forward to catching up with them on the red carpet.

I also had to glam up for the event, you'll usually see me on Newsround wearing jeans and trainers.

But last night I picked out a pink and black dress to fit in on the super glamorous red carpet.

When the celebrities started to arrive the fans went wild, screaming, taking photos and generally having a good time.

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Newsround got me full access to the stars and first up were N-Dubz who won two awards last night. They are loads of fun to hang out with, they told me how they've been working with Take That!

Next up, just as the night got a bit chilly JLS turned up in style in flashy, red, yellow, blue and purple cars!

This time last year they were auditioning for the X Factor so it was a big deal for them to go on and win the best newcomers award and best song for Beat Again.

They're also big Newsround fans too, which I thought was pretty cool!


Then just as we were about to pack up for the night we heard whispers that Jermaine and La Toya Jackson were about to arrive then all of a sudden two huge blacked out cars pulled up and there was a mad rush to get an interview with them.

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Jermaine and La Toya Jackson

Being the shortest person on the red carpet I shouted at the top of my voice "Jermaine, Jermaine it's Newsround from the BBC." After he took photos, signed autographs for fans he came over.

I've interviewed a few celebrities in my time but this was the first time I was ever star-struck. He told me it was a special night for him and important for his family that they get to pay tribute to their brother Michael.

I also asked him how Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket were doing and he said they were fine. Then he was whisked off by his bodyguards.

What an amazing night. I interviewed loads of celebrities - next year I reckon Mobo bosses will be looking to take the awards to another big city outside of London."