First-time nominee Benjamin Clementine has beaten bookie's favourite Jamie xx to win The Mercury Music Prize for his debut album At Least For Now

In an emotional acceptance speech, Clementine dedicated his award to his former home of Paris.

He triumphed over a 12-strong shortlist which included Irish musicians Róisín Murphy, Aphex Twin and SOAK at the ceremony in London tonight. 

The British-French poet, pianist, composer, musician and a recording artist grew up in North London before moving to France for a period of time. 

Critics have compared his vocal ability to Nina Simone, Antony Hegarty and Edith Piaf.