Dream win for Sampha as he scoops the Mer­cury

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY LAURA HARD­ING

SINGER song­writer Sampha said he “felt like I’m dream­ing” as he was an­nounced as the win­ner of the Mer­cury Prize for his al­bum Process.

The south London mu­si­cian (be­low) beat off com­pe­ti­tion from Ed Sheeran and Stor­mzy to take home the UK’s most pres­ti­gious mu­sic award. He re­ceived his prize from ac­tor Idris Elba and told the crowd: “I feel like I’m dream­ing. This is in­cred­i­ble. Thank you to the judges for think­ing that my al­bum is good enough.”

Sheeran’s record-break­ing third al­bum Di­vide and grime star Stor­mzy’s de­but record Gang Signs And Prayers were named on the 12-strong short­list for the pres­ti­gious prize.

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