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James Blake wins the Mercury Prize

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Blake - Album described by judges as "Late night music for the digital age"

25-1 outsider James Blake won the Mercury Prize on Wednesday night in London for his second album, Overgrown.

Blake had previously been nominated for his self-titled debut album in 2011.

The judges described Overgrown as: "Late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty."

Blake said of his win: "This is the first award I've ever won apart from a tennis trophy which I won when I was about 12-years-old at my school and I'll hold them in equal esteem."

Asked how he would spend the £20,000 prize money, Blake replied: "I can tell you what I'm not going to do with it, p*** it up the wall. I'll make sure it goes to some good use."

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