The lavish Mercury Prize shindig for 2017 has just taken place in London, and the winner is… Sampha!
The South London muso – and one-time Drake collaborator – had some serious competition, including Ed Sheeran and The xx, and seemed quite blown away at coming out on top at the awards with his debut album, Process.
— BBC Music (@bbcmusic) September 14, 2017
Celebrating the best album of the year by British or Irish artists, this year’s voters included Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), Jamie Cullum and a bunch of radio types.
The other nominees for this year’s Mercury Prize were:
Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love in the Fourth Dimension
The xx – I See You