Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

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Skepta has won the 2016 Mercury Prize for ‘Konnichiwa‘.

The grime artist and producer has triumphed with his fourth album which was a number two hit in the UK after release in May.

The ceremony was held at the Eventim Apollo in London, where tributes were paid to David Bowie – who had been the clear bookies favourite – in the form of a performance from the cast of the Lazarus musical, led by Michael C Hall and Henry Hey.

The original shortlist was whittled down to a final six on the night; these included Michael Kiwanuka and his glorious second record ‘Love & Hate‘, The 1975 via public vote and Radiohead, who missed out for a fifth time after ‘A Moon Shaped Pool‘ followed the nominations and overlooks of ‘OK Computer‘ (1997), ‘Amnesiac‘ (2001), ‘Hail To The Thief‘ (2003) and ‘In Rainbows‘ (2008).

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  1. Teeb 15 September, 2016

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