Another upset year for the Mercury Prize.
Benjamin Clementine has won the Mercury Prize in a surprising upset. Though Jamie xx had been the consistent favorite for his debut In Colour, the last 48 hours showed the British-French pianist and singer rise as an equal favorite to take home the prize, awarded each year to the best album from the UK and Ireland. His debut album At Least For Now beat out fellow major nominees including Aphex Twin and Florence + the Machine in addition to the xx-producer. Take a look at the full list of nominees below.
2015 Mercury Prize Shortlist:
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Aphex Twin – Syro
C Duncan – Architect
Eska – Eska
Florence + the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clemetine – At Least For Now
Jamie xx – In Colour
Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?