Michael Kiwanuka wins the 2020 Mercury Prize

The result was announced on BBC's The One Show, with the winner receving a £25,000 prize.

Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize for his album KIWANUKA.

"This is for art, for music, for albums," Michael said of his win. "It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do, so to win a Mercury is a dream come true."

Michael previous two albums, 2012's Home Again and 2016's Love & Hate, were both shortlisted for the prize. KIWANUKA debuted at Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart last November and is his third UK Top 5 album.

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In place of a live ceremony at the Eventim Apollo due to the coronavirus pandemic, the result was announced on BBC One's The One Show by BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac alongside regular hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan.

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Michael was named the victor over Anna Meredith, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Georgia, Kano, Lanterns on the Lake, Laura Marling, Moses Boyd, Porridge Radio, Sports Team and Stormzy.

The London-born musician will celebrate taking home the trophy - and the £25,000 prize - with a Later... with Jools Holland special focusing on their winning album, which airs tomorrow night (Friday Sept. 25) on BBC Two.

BBC Four aired the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ programme last night (Sept. 23), featuring special live performances from the shortlisted acts. The broadcast is available to rewatch now on BBC iPlayer.

Look back at all previous winners of the Mercury Prize in our gallery below:

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Arlo Parks (2021)