Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize
Skepta’s Konnichiwa has won the 2016 Mercury Prize, the annual award honoring the best album (as selected by a panel of judges) from Great Britain and Ireland. Finalists this year included Laura Mvula’s The Dreaming Room, the 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep… (who was chosen by the public), David Bowie’s ?, Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool, and Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate.
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Performers at the ceremony included Skepta, Lazarus actor Michael C. Hall (singing Bowie), ANOHNI, Savages, Bat For Lashes, and the 1975. Watch below.
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Other recent Mercury Prize winners include Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers, Alt-J, and James Blake.