Villagers won the Meteor Choice Music Prize for sophomore album {Awayland} at the awards show in Dublin's Vicar Street on Thursday night.

O Emperor had been the bookies' favourite for the €10,000 Irish Album of the Year prize for their album Vitreous.

Also nominated were: And So I Watch You From Afar, Bell X1, Girls Names, Kodaline, Little Green Cars, Mano Le Tough, My Bloody Valentine and Lisa O'Neill.

The Original Rudeboys won the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year for Never Going to Walk Away.

You can watch performances and interviews from the show on Sunday March 2 on RTÉ Two at 10:25pm.

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