News - September 15, 2016

Skepta wins the 2016 Mercury Prize
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Skepta wins the 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta walked away with the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize. 

The MC saw off competition from The 1975, Laura Mvula, David Bowie, Radiohead and Michael Kiwanuka to win the £20,000 prize. 

As part of the award's new format the prize's original shortlist was cut from 12 albums to six on the night, with Kano, Jamie Woon, Savages, Bat For Lashes, Anohni and The Comet Is Coming not making the final six. 

Among the judges for this year's prize were Wolf Alice singer Ellie Roswell, Jessie Ware, Pulp mainman Jarvis Cocker and producer Naughty Boy. The prize was won in 2015 by Benjamin Clementine. 

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The shortlist for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize was as follows:

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep...

Anohni - Hopelessness

Bat For Lashes - The Bride

David Bowie - Blackstar

Kano - Made In The Manor

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Savages - Adore Life

Skepta - Konnichiwa - Winner

The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits

Jamie Woon - Making Time

Konnichiwa Skepta

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