Who won the Mercury Prize in 2021? Full list of winners
8 September 2022, 17:06 | Updated: 8 September 2022, 17:07
As the Mercury Prize ceremony approaches, we look back on who has previously won the prestigious prize.
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The FREE NOW Albums Of The Year 2022 Mercury Prize ceremony takes place this Thursday, 8 September 2022.
The prestigious event, which will feature live performances from nominated artists and culminate in the announcement of this year's winner.
As we prepare to find out who will be honoured this year, who won the Mercury Prize 2021 and who else has won the award over the years?
Find out the answer to these questions and more below.
Who won the Mercury Prize in 2021?
Arlo Parks took home the gong at the 2021 Mercury Prize for her debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams.
The singer-songwriter took home the trophy and cheque for £25,000 and performed her song from the winning album, Too Good.
In a tweet after the cremoney, Parks wrote: "I feel surrounded by so much talent and genuine love for music - this is the venue I used to cycle by on the way to school as a kid…"
Arlo Parks - Too Good (Mercury Prize 2021)
Who won the first Mercury Prize?
The first ever Mercury Prize was won by Primal Scream in 1992 for Screamadelica.
Has anyone won the Mercury Prize twice?
Yes. PJ Harvey is the only artist to win the award more than once: First in 2001 with Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea and again in 2011 with Let England Shake.
Who has won Mercury Prize before? Full list of winners:
- 1992: Primal Scream - Screamadelica
- 1993: Suede – Suede
- 1994: M People - Elegant Slumming
- 1995: Portishead - Dummy
- 1996: Pulp - Different Class
- 1997: Roni Size Reprazent - New Forms
- 1998: Gomez - Bring It On
- 1999: Tavin Singh - OK
- 2000: Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
- 2001: PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
- 2002: Ms Dynamite - A Little Deeper
- 2003: Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
- 2004: Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
- 2005: Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
- 2006: Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not
- 2007: Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
- 2008: Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
- 2009: Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
- 2010: The xx - xx
- 2011: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
- 2012: Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
- 2013: James Blake - Overgrown
- 2014: Young Fathers - Dead
- 2015: Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
- 2016: Skepta - Konnichiwa
- 2017: Sampha - Process
- 2018: Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
- 2019: Dave - Psychodrama
- 2020: Michael Kiwuanuka - Kiwanuka
- 2021: Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams