News - September 9, 2021

Arlo Parks wins the 2021 Mercury Music Prize
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Arlo Parks wins the 2021 Mercury Music Prize

Arlo Parks has won the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize. 

The singer beat out competition from the likes of Wolf Alice, Celeste, Mogwai, Laura Mvula and seven other artists to take home the cheque for £25,000 for her album, Collapsed in Sunbeams. 

The album was chosen by a judging panel that included musician and songwriter Anna Calvi, head of BBC 6Music Jeff Smith, broadcaster and DJ Annie Mac and last year's winner Michael Kiwanuka.

The award was given tonight (September 9th) at a ceremony at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London, which was also broadcast live on BBC television and BBC 6Music.

You can check out all the nominated albums here in hmv's online store. 


The full list of nominated albums for 2021 Mercury Prize is as follows:

Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams


Black Country, New Road - For the First Time

Celeste - Not Your Muse

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises

Ghetts - Conflict of Interest

Hannah Peel - Fir Wave

Laura Mvula - Pink Noise

Mogwai - As the Love Continues

Nubya Garcia - SOURCE

SAULT - Untitled (Rise)

Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend

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