Sampha Wins 2017 Mercury Prize

HipHop News Posted on September 15, 2017 at 4:46am

Sampha Wins 2017 Mercury Prize

It's all a process.

London, England – South, with headquarters in London, the musician Sampha took home the coveted Mercury on Thursday night (14 September), which is one of the most prestigious uk music awards.

He picked up the honor of his last studio album, Process. During the ceremony, Sampha, to perform their emotional single, "(nobody Knows Me) As in the Piano," a song that he wrote after his mother passed away from cancer.

"It has taken Me quite a while to feel like I was emotionally stable enough to write my own record, and people have been incredibly lovely and understanding," he said to The Guardian. "It feels like a weight on my shoulders."

Absolute madness...Still on cloud 9. Many thanks to all for the support. Biggest of love from the bottom of my heart ❤️ ❤️❤️

A post shared by Sampha (@samphaaa) on Sep 15, 2017 at 8:49 a.m PDT

Sampha expressed his gratitude in a recent Instagram post, writing, "Absolute madness...Still on cloud 9. Many thanks to all for the support. Biggest of love from the bottom of my heart."

The 28-year-old multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Drake and Solange was one of the five in the South London artists nominated for this year's Mercury Prize. Other nominees for the award this year include alt-J, Glass Animals, Stormzy, The xx and Ed Sheeran.

Last year the award went to the British, the dirt, the rapper Skepta.

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