Little Simz has been announced as the winner of this year’s Mercury Prize for last year’s critically lauded album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’.
Celebrating the best British and Irish albums of the last year, last year saw former Dork cover star Arlo Parks scoop the awards, with the likes of Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys, Dave, Michael Kiwanuka, alt-J, The xx, Skepta and more all celebrated winners over the years.
This year’s shortlist of albums included:
Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor
Gwenno – Tresor
Harry Styles – Harry’s House
Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – For All Our Days That Tear the Heart
Joy Crookes – Skin
Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Nova Twins – Supernova
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure
Wet Leg – Wet Leg
Yard Act – The Overload
Announced at the climax of tonight’s (Tuesday 18th October) ceremony at London’s Eventim Apollo, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ follows on from Little Simz’s 2019 album ‘GREY Area’, which was also nominated for the Mercury.