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Leona Lewis has been criticised for shunning the MOBO Awards.

The singer, 23, won Best Album for Spirit and Best Video for Bleeding Love at the exclusive event at London's Wembley Arena last night.

But she failed to show up – leaving a video message thanking her fans.

The crowds, who were expecting to see her, reacted angrily, booing her on screen.

‘Stop giving Leona Lewis a hard time you lot,’ host Mel B told the audience. ‘It's not her fault she can't be here.’

Other winners include Estelle, 28 – who scooped 2 awards for Best UK Female and Best Song for American Boy.

Dizzee Rascal, 22, won Best UK Male and Chris Brown, 19, scooped Best International Act and Best R&B/Soul.

Full list of 'Best' winners at the Mobo Awards 2008



UK Female - Estelle


UK Male - Dizzee Rascal


UK Newcomer - Chipmunk


International Act - Chris Brown


Reggae - Mavado


Jazz - Yolanda Brown


Gospel - Jahaziel


African Act - 9ice


Song - American Boy by Estelle


R&B/Soul - Chris Brown


Hip Hop - Lil Wayne


Video - Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis


Album - Spirit by Leona Lewis


Radio DJ - Trevor Nelson


Club DJ - Tim Westwood


Lifetime Achievement - Motown


BeMOBO - Ricky McCalla


 


Alison Adey