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Michael Kiwanuka wins Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka won the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize for his self-titled album Kiwanuka.

Last night, 24 September 2020, the winner of The 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize was announced. This year’s worthy winner is Michael Kiwanuka for his self-titled album Kiwanuka. It’s been a firm favourite for us since it’s release! Check out the latest single, ‘Light’, below.

You can listen to the full album here:

This is Michael’s third studio album release and which each album he’s grown as an artist and honed and developed his sound. TV drama fans may be familiar with the title track for Big Little Lies, which is Michael’s track Cold Little Heart taken from his previous album, Love & Hate released in 2016.

Michael Kiwanuka was due to play The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin in June 2020 but due to COVID-19 this has now been rescheduled to 28 June 2021. Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is special guest. We’re already excited! Tickets are on sale now, get yours here.