LONDON (Reuters) - Craig David
has been nominated for three prizes at the Music
Origin (Mobo) Awards following his Mobo Award hat-trick last year.
The 20-year-old R&B singer will face competition from five other acts who have all been nominated for three awards as well.
And So Solid Crew, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliot, Usher and Oxide & Neutrino are all acts with a fighting chance of success.
US soul singer Luther Vandross will also collect a lifetime achievement award.
R Kelly will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to the genre.
Last year Southampton-based David won best single, best R&B act and best UK newcomer, having been nominated for a record six awards.
This year the singer, who started DJing at the age of 14, is listed in Best R&B act, best UK act and best album categories.
The Mobo Awards will be held in October at the London Arena and organisers are promising a host of big stars.
US singer Kelis will host the event alongside Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson.
Nominees for the awards are chosen by a panel of experts but in 15 of the 18 categories music fans decide the winners.
Best R'n'B act:
Best hip-hop act:
Outkast - Ms Jackson
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
Eminem - Stan
Usher - Pop Ya Collar
Eve - Interscope
Best jazz act:
Guru's Jazzmatazz featuring Angie Stone
Best UK garage act:
So Solid Crew
Oxide & Neutrino
Sticky featuring Ms Dynamite
DJ Pied Piper & The Masters of Ceremonies
DJ Luck &MC Nea
Best UK act
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Outkast - Stankonia
Craig David - Born To Do It
Usher - 8701
Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
Mya - Fear of Flying