Young Fathers win Mercury Music Prize

Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers have won this year's Mercury Music Prize, with their debut album 'Dead'.

The three-piece beat off hefty competition from the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Damon Albarn and bookies favourite FKA Twigs to scoop the award and the £20,000 cash prize.

Although it is too early to tell what this means for the future of the group, but every winner in the past has seen album sales sky rocket in the days after the announcement, so could prove a very lucrative win for them after all.

See below for the full list of nominees from this year's event.

Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'
Royal Blood - 'Royal Blood'
Kate Tempest - 'Everybody Down'
GoGo Penguin - 'v2.0'
FKA twigs - 'LP1'
Young Fathers - 'Dead'
East India Youth - 'Total Strife Forever'
Anna Calvi - 'One Breath'
Jungle - 'Jungle'
Nick Mulvey - 'First Mind'
Polar Bear - 'In Each And Every One'
Bombay Bicycle Club - 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'

More News

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs unveils new single 'Forever'

With his long-awaited new studio album arriving in the coming months, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has now dropped the next cut to be lifted... 1 day 8 hours ago

Christine & The Queens returns with new single 'Je te vois enfin'

Following on from the release of her highly-acclaimed 2020 EP 'La vita nuova', as well as collaborations with Charli XCX... 1 day 13 hours ago

Gorillaz team up with Thundercat on new track 'Cracker Island'

Following on from the release of their much-loved EP 'Meanwhile' last year, Gorillaz have now returned to share a very special collaboration. The... 1 day 16 hours ago

First Aid Kit return with new single 'Angel'

Having remained largely quiet over the last few years, albeit for a handful of standalone offerings and covers, First Aid Kit have now returned to... 2 days 7 hours ago

Mura Masa collaborates with Shygirl and Channel Tres on 'hollaback bitch'

With his eagerly-awaited new album landing in the coming months, Mura Masa has now dropped the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length... 2 days 13 hours ago

Dayglow announces new album 'People In Motion'

Following on from the release of his highly-praised sophomore LP 'Harmony House' last year, Dayglow has now announced his plans for a new studio... 2 days 16 hours ago

Jamie T shares new single 'St. George Wharf Tower'

With his long-awaited new album landing later next month, Jamie T has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length. The... 3 days 7 hours ago

The Snuts announce new album 'Burn The Empire'

Following up the enormous response to their chart-topping debut album 'W.L.' last year, The Snuts have now announced their plans for a new studio... 3 days 13 hours ago

Alex G announces new album 'God Save The Animals'

Following on from the release of his highly-praised 2019 LP 'House Of Sugar', Alex G has now announced his plans for a new studio album, which... 3 days 16 hours ago