It’s been a spectacular year for British singer/songwriter/producer Sampha. After dropping EPs such as Sundanza in 2010 and Dual in 2013 the electronic alternative r&b singer released his debut album Process earlier this year this past February. Since it’s release the album has received widespread claim from music critics such as Rolling Stone, AllMusic, The Guardian and Entertainment Weekly. Well it seems that all the praises for Process has earned Sampha his first award in his musical career. According to Pitchfork the 28 year old singer won 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize.
Just recently Sampha won the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize which honors the best British album of the past year. Process was able to beat out other albums such as I See You by the xx, Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy, Relaxer by Alt-J, ÷ by Ed Sheeran, Common Sense by J Hus, Blossoms by Blossoms, Love in the 4th Dimension by The Big Moon, Together, As One by Dinosaur, Yesterday’s Gone by Loyle Carner, How to Be a Human Being by Glass Animals and Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest. Below you can checkout his Sampha accepting his first of many awards the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize.