PJ Harvey wins the 2011 Mercury Prize
Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey has won the 2011 Mercury Prize for her stunning album, 'Let England Shake'.
She was awarded the prestigious title tonight, September 6, at a ceremony in London's Grosvenor Hotel and beat the likes of Tinie Tempah's 'Disc-Overy', Adele's '21' and Katy B's 'On A Mission'.
Judges explained that the decision of who should win the prize was "based purely upon the music on the album" and Jools Holland announced that - for the second time - the lucky recipient was the 'Words That Maketh Murder' star. Harvey said:
"Thank you for the recognition of my work for this album. When I last won ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was in Washington D.C., watching the Pentagon burning from my hotel window."
"It feels absolutely wonderful to actually be here, but to win it for this record. I knew I'd put everything I could into it."
Watch her video for 'Let England Shake' below:
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