Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Music Prize.
The singer was awarded the £25,000 prize for his third album, simply called KIWANUKA.
His victory was revealed by Radio 1's Annie Mac live on BBC One's The One Show, after coronavirus restrictions made the annual award ceremony an impossibility.
Kiwanuka, who also picked up hmv's Album Of The Year for the LP, saw off competition from Laura Marling, Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Kano to take home the award.
The other nominees for the prize were Porridge Radio, Moses Boyd, Charli XCX, Georgia, Lanterns On The Lake, Sports Team and Anna Meredith.
The judging panel for this year's prize included Anna Calvi, Annie Mac herself, Supergrass's Gaz Coombes, DJ Gemma Cairney, Jamie Cullum and journalist Tshepo Mokoena.
The shortlist for the 2020 Mercury Music Prize was as follows:
Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head
Sports Team - Deep Down Happy
Kano - Hoodies All Summer
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA - Winner
Moses Boyd - Dark Matter
Anna Meredith - FIBS
Charli XCX - how I'm feeling now
Lanterns On The Lake - Spook The Herd
Georgia - Seeking Thrills