Benjamin Clementine Wins 2015's Mercury Prize
Published Nov 20, 2015Last month, the nominees were unveiled for the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which determines the best album from the UK and Ireland each year. Now, after a long bout of deliberation, the winner has been revealed.
The award went to Benjamin Clementine for his album At Least for Now, beating out the likes of Jamie xx, Florence and the Machine, and Róisín Murphy.
The winner was awarded an Album of the Year trophy, in addition to a cheque for £20,000.
The Mercury Prize states that the award's objective is "to provide a snapshot of the year in music, to encourage debate and discussion about music, and to help introduce new albums from a variety of musical genres to a wider audience."
The full list of Mercury Prize nominees is available below.
Aphex Twin - Syro
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
C Duncan - Architect
ESKA - ESKA
Florence and the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine - At Least for Now
Jamie xx - In Colour
SOAK - Before We Forgot How to Dream
Gaz Coombes - Matador
Slaves - Are You Satisfied?