Elbow Win Mercury Prize
The Seldom Seen Kid beats Estelle, Adele and others to the award
The Manc band picked up the award (and a cheque for 20,000) - which recognises the best album of the year- after 18 years together as a group.
They beat 12 other records from acts including Estelle, Adele, The Last Shadow Puppets and Radiohead.
Elbow were announced as winners at a ceremony in London where all the nominees attended " except secretive dubstep king Burial.
Collecting the award singer Guy Garvey said: "This is probably the best thing that has ever happened to us."
The Seldom Seen Kid is the five-pieces fourth album, their first Asleep In The back was also Mercury nominated.
Performing at the ceremony- attended by the great and the good of the music industry- were The Last Shadow Puppets who played the title track of their album and Estelle who played Pretty Please.