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>> The winner of the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize is>>
APPLAUSE
>> Soul singer, songwriter, Sampha has beaten some heavyweights in the British music industry to win this years Mercury Prize. A standing ovation and a £25,000 reward making up the spoils.>> I would like to dedicate this award to my parents.
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>> As well as seeing off the likes of Ed Sheeran and Grime and hip hop artist Stormzy for the trophy.>> To get us the best upbringing possible.
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>> Sampha's debut album, Process, was selected from a short list of 12 albums. It deals with the grief of a 28-year-old Londoner losing his mum to cancer.
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On stage, he performed the ballad like the Piano. And if his voice sounds familiar, it's because he's worked with R&B royalty. Before making it as a solo artist, his vocals have featured on tracks by Beyonce, Solange and Drake. Those heights of stardom might still be some way off.
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But expect to hear more of this voice.
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The coveted Mercury Prize professes to pick the best British album of the past year.