James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize
Singer-songwriter makes it second time lucky with his album Overgrown...
James Blake made it second time lucky at the 2013 Mercury Prize, winning the award for his album Laura Mvula, Disclosure, Arctic Monkeys and music legend David Bowie, but emerged triumphant at London's Roundhouse last night (30 October).
Accepting the £20,000 award, Blake said: "Well, I lost a bet... on the other hand, I should thank a couple of people.
"Thank you to my parents for showing me the importance of being independent."
James had been nominated in 2011 for his debut album, but told reporters this year's event was "less nerve-wracking and much less daunting".