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October, 31

James Blake wins Mercury Prize

James Blake wins Mercury Prize

James Blake won this year's Mercury Prize for music for his album Overgrown.

He accepted the £20,000 award at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, north London.

Speaking at the awards, he thanked his parents for teaching him to be "self-sufficient".

He beat 11 other acts including David Bowie and bookies favourite Laura Mvula.

Other nominees included previous winners Arctic Monkeys and singer-songwriter Jake Bugg.

The £20,000 prize is open to British and Irish acts and aims to reward the best album of the year.

Source: music.uk.msn.com
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