James Blake Wins Mercury Prize

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October 30, 2013 | 6:18pm EST

Singer/songwriter James Blake has won Britain’s 2013 Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown.
The electronic music star was named as the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 award for the most groundbreaking record of the last year at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night.
Collecting the honor, Blake choked back tears as he thanked his parents for their support, adding, “Thank you so much everyone.”
Blake beat out competition from other acts including David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, and hot favorite Laura Mvula to win the award.

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