Michael Kiwanuka Wins 2020 Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Music Prize, awarded every year to an outstanding album from the United Kingdom and Ireland, for his 2019 LP KIWANUKA, beating out a field of competitors including Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Porridge Radio, and Stormzy.

Michael Kiwanuka was previously nominated in 2016 for his album Love & Hate; Skepta’s Konnichiwa won that year. Other previous winners fom recent years include Dave, Wolf Alice, and Sampha. Check out the full shortlist from this year and watch performances from all the nominees in an alphabetical playlist below.

Anna Meredith – FIBS
Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Lanterns On The Lake – Spook The Herd
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Porridge Radio – Every Bad
Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head