IT IS 12 years ago since Glasgow hosted the MOBOs in what was a huge coup for the city at the time.

Glasgow Times: Alesha Dixon

The Music of Black Origin awards had never been held outside London before and Glasgow had fierce competition from the likes of Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Glasgow Times: MOBO awards 2009 - SECC

Jermaine Jackson

Awards founder Kanya King said she believed the city had a ‘legendary thirst for great music’ and she was right – the first Glasgow MOBOs in September 2009 attracted a sell-out crowd of more than 7000 and the event was a huge success.

Glasgow Times: MOBO awards 2009 - SECC

So successful, in fact, that two years later the awards were back in Glasgow, and they would return again in 2013 and 2016.

Kanya said in 2013: “MOBO wouldn't be where we are today if it hadn't been for the support of Scotland and Glasgow."

Glasgow Times: Kanya King and Punjabi No. bhangra music and dance group.

l-r Kanya King with l-r Harveen Rai, Rameet Sandhu, Priya Sehgal

Our photographs from the MOBOs over the years show what a huge draw the event is for performers and crowds alike.

JLS, Beverley Knight, Alesha Dixon, Peter Andre, Germaine Jackson and more have all graced the Glasgow event over the years.

Glasgow Times: MOBO awards 2009 - SECC
Peter Andre

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