Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Music

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize for Album of the Year

The hip-hop group win top honours at last night’s awards.

Young Fathers

Young Fathers were announced as the winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year last night.

Their album Dead triumphed over the other 11 nominees and the news was announced during a live ceremony at London’s Roundhouse. As well as picking up the award, the band also collected a cheque for £20,000.

On collecting the award Young Fathers kept it simple saying only ‘Thank you, thank you. We love you all!”’

Simon Frith, Chair of Judges, said, “Young Fathers have a unique take on urban British music, brimming with ideas – forceful, unexpected and moving.””

The Awards show will be broadcast in full on Channel 4 at 11.40pm on Friday night. All 12 of the shortlisted artists performed a track from their album.

Many of the artists are also making the recordings of their live performances available to download exclusively from iTunes in order to raise money for War Child. Go to www.itunes.com/mercuryprize for more information.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Games & Tech

Visit the toy shop to see the new ice wall.

Arts

Why is the publication of the psychologist's new book causing such a furore?

Film

Scorsese’s mob masterpiece is given a stunning Criterion release

Film

A closeted man's world is thrown in chaos when a handsome newcomer arrives.



Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you