British electronic musician/singer-songwriter James Blake has won this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his 2013 album, Overgrown, beating out David Bowie’s The Next Day, Arctic Monkeys’ AM, Savages’ Silence Yourself and others.
A group of music critics and music industry players choose the winner each year.
Past winners have included Portishead, PJ Harvey and the xx.
Here’s the shortlist of losing nominees:
Arctic Monkeys: AM
David Bowie: The Next Day
Foals: Holy Fire
Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg
Jon Hopkins: Immunity
Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon
Savages: Silence Yourself