Sampha wins coveted Mercury Prize

16 September, 2017, 01:20 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Sampha's Process wins the Mercury Prize

The Mercury Prize showcases a range of genres by celebrating the best album by a British or Irish artist each year.

The South London-based singer, songwriter and producer who has collaborated with Drake and Kanye West said "I feel like I'm dreaming!" as he accepted the award.

Singer/songwriter Sampha has beaten the likes of Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to pick up the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize for album of the year.

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On collecting the winner's trophy and cheque for £25,000, Sampha proclaimed his triumph as "incredible", thanking the judges and dedicating the award to his parents and his brothers.

Process, Sampha's debut album, was released in February through the Young Turks imprint.

In the United Kingdom, there is no more prestigious award in music than the Mercury Prize. Apple Music will also help music fans discover new music with dedicated playlists featuring the shortlisted artists, albums and more.

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Singer-songwriter Sampha has won this year's Mercury Prize. Process beat albums by alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, Ed Sheeran, and others.

Skepta won in 2016 with his album Konnichiwa. "He brought the audience to silence performing his single, "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" during the ceremony to be met with the wildest of cheers. The Mercury Prize started out strong with Primal Scream's Screamadelica winning in 1992 and Suede's self-titled debut winning in 1993.

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