James Blake Wins Mercury Prize 2013 With ‘Overgrown’

Blake beat off Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Disclosure, amongst others.

James Blake has won the Mercury Prize 2013, with his second album ‘Overgrown’. The result was announced this evening (30th October) in a ceremony at London’s Roundhouse.

He beat off competition from bookies’ favourite Laura Mvula, as well as Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Disclosure and Savages, amongst others.

The full list of nominees was as follows:

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’

Other winners in recent years include Alt-J (2012), PJ Harvey (2011), The xx (2010), Speech Debelle (2009) and Elbow (2008).

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