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Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize Over David Bowie, Radiohead, and the 1975

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English grime heavyweight Skepta has won this year’s Mercury Prize, the annual award for the best album from the U.K. and Ireland. He received the honor for his May album, Konnichiwa, which housed the successful singles “Shutdown” and “Man.” He’ll take home a cool £25,000 in prize money.

Skepta’s win came as a something of a surprise to…