James Blake Wins Mercury Prize for 'Overgrown'

James Blake Wins Mercury Prize for 'Overgrown'
James Blake, the breathtakingly princely post-dubstep pop star who's making a strong case to reconsider the original Bieber haircut, has won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown.

Though Kevin Shields thinks it's fixed, the prize was awarded today (October 30) to Blake. According to NME, host Lauren Laverne mistakenly introduced Blake as "James Blunt," a mix-up that may or may not have caused a single tear to run down Blake's flawless, porcelain-like cheek.

In alphabetical order, the following albums were nominated for the prize:

Arctic Monkeys - AM

David Bowie - The Next Day

Disclosure - Settle

Foals - Holy Fire

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

James Blake - Overgrown

Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon

Rudimental - Home

Savages - Silence Yourself

Villagers - Awayland