Young Fathers Win the 2014 Mercury Prize

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 10.29.14 in News

Although FKA twigs was considered the coveted favorite for this year’s Mercury Prize, hip hop group Young Fathers took home the top spot, and the £20,000 that goes along with it. (No surprise that they skipped over Damon Albarn.) The group, which consists of members Alloysious Massaquoi, ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole, won for their debut album Dead.

Young Fathers follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner James Blake.

The full list of nominees is below:

FKA Twigs – LP1
Young Fathers – Dead
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi – One Breath
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Jungle – Jungle
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Royal Blood – Royal Blood