The twelve albums that made Britain's Mercury Prize Shortlist were narrowed to one winner last night, with James Blake taking the prize for his album Overgrown. He's now in possession of the coveted prize and £20,000! That’s, like, a lot! The Mercury Prize list included David Bowie, Foals, Jon Hopkins and Savages. See the complete Mercury Prize list below.
"This year’s shortlist celebrates a fascinating year for British and Irish music, marked by a wonderful range of musical voices – urgent, reflective, upbeat and tender, acoustic and electronic, and all with something intriguing to say," reads the Mercury Prize announcement.
The Mercury Music Prize is open to any albums released by British and Irish artists between July 2012 and July 2013. Past winners have included PJ Harvey, The xx and Elbow.
Arctic Monkeys - AM
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Foals - Holy Fire
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
James Blake - Overgrown
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Rudimental - Home
Savages - Silence YourselfVillagers - Awayland