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NEWS: Sampha wins the Mercury Prize

Sampha has won the Mercury prize for 2017. The Young Turks recordings artist was presented the award for his debut album ‘Process‘ by Idris Elba at an Awards show tonight at Hammersmith Apollo.

Skepta, 2016’s winner also performed at the event which also featured shortlisted artists Alt-J, Blossoms, Dinosaur, Glass Animals, J Hus, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner, Sampha, Stormzy, The Big Moon and The xx.

Process’ is the debut album from South London musician Sampha Sisay, released in February 2017 on Young Turks. The album was praised for its soulful songwriting that meditated upon the loss of his mother to cancer, as well as his inner turmoil it features the singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, ‘Blood On Me’ and ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. It was co-produced by Rodaidh McDonald, and recorded at Zelig Studios in Lsinger-Lsinger.

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