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Singer Jessie J takes four Mobos

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Media captionJessie J thanked her parents as she accepted the award for best song

Chart-topper Jessie J has dominated the Mobo Awards, winning four of the five categories in which she was nominated.

The Essex-born star won best UK act, best newcomer, best song for Do It Like A Dude and best album for Who You Are.

But she missed out on the best video award at the Glasgow event. It went to Tinchy Stryder and Dappy for Spaceship.

Adele was named best R&B/soul act, south Londoner Tinie Tempah got the best hip hop accolade and Barbados-born Rihanna won best international star.

The winners of the awards, staged at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and hosted by US star Jason Derulo with singer Alesha Dixon, were decided by public vote.

Winehouse tribute

Born Jessica Cornish and best known for the number one hit Price Tag, Jessie J opened the show wearing a sparkling baseball hat and singing her debut single Do It Like A Dude.

After picking up the best album award, she said: "I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no-one knew who I was."

Image caption The event featured a tribute to Amy Winehouse

It was the latest high in a remarkable year for the 24-year-old, who won the critics' choice award at the Brits and topped the BBC's Sound of 2011.

This was despite undergoing surgery to reconstruct her ankle following a fall during rehearsals for a show at Wembley in June. It meant she performed at festivals including Glastonbury while wearing a cast.

Other award winners included Alborosie for best reggae and Kairos 4tet as best jazz act. Wizkid picked up the best African act award, while Triple O won best gospel act.

US group Boyz II Men were honoured for outstanding contribution to music, while Youth Music won the BeMobo award, which credits educational and grassroots achievement.

The night also featured a tribute to Amy Winehouse, led by her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, who sang Love Is A Losing Game.

Jessie J's performance was hailed by the founder of the awards, which honour music of black origin.

Kanya King said: "Jessie's opening number, I think people will remember that for a long time to come."

She also praised the atmosphere in Glasgow, which was hosting the event for the second time.

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