British soul star Lemar and smooth American singer John Legend will be leading the way at the upcoming 10th Music of Black Origin Awards in London after stealing the most nominations this morning (26AUG05).

Lemar received nominations for Best Album (TIME TO GROW) and Best Single and Best Video for hit IF THERE'S ANY JUSTICE, as well as Best R+B Act and UK Act Of The Year, while Legend picked up three nods.

Also celebrating are rapper Snoop Dogg and comeback queen Mariah Carey, who each received two nominations.

Meanwhile, a new category, Best African Act, will be announced when the awards are held at the Royal Albert Hall on 22 September (05).