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.

Performers at the ceremony included Skepta, Lazarus actor Michael C. Hall (singing Bowie), ANOHNI, Savages, Bat For Lashes, and the 1975. Watch below.






Other recent Mercury Prize winners include Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers, Alt-J, and James Blake.