Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sampha beats Ed Sheeran and Stormzy for Mercury Prize

He won for his album Process.

Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017
Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Singer songwriter Sampha said he “felt like I’m dreaming” as he was announced as the winner of the Mercury Prize.

The south London musician beat off competition from Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to take home the UK’s most prestigious music award.

He received his prize from actor Idris Elba and told the crowd: “I feel like I’m dreaming.  This is incredible.

“Thank you to the judges for thinking that my album is good enough.”

Press Association

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