Skepta Wins the 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta Wins the 2016 Mercury Prize
British music fans have a lot of discussion and debate ahead, as the winner has been announced for the 2016 Mercury Prize.

While many would have expected David Bowie to nab the honours for his swan song Blackstar, the award was handed to grime superstar Skepta for his Konnichiwa LP.

The voting system for the Mercury Prize changed this year in that fans could select the first of six finalists from the shortlist of 12, with the remaining five and the ultimate winner being selected by the Mercury panel. The top fan choice was the 1975.

Check out the full long list below.

2016 Mercury Prize Nominees:


Bat For Lashes - The Bride

David Bowie - Blackstar

Jamie Woon - Making Time

Kano - Made in the Manor

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room

Michael Kiwanuka -  Love & Hate

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Savages - Adore Life

Skepta - Konnichiwa

The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

The Comet Is Coming - Channel the Spirits