Skepta Wins the 2016 Mercury Prize
Published Sep 15, 2016British 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:
ANOHNI - HOPELESSNESS
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