Arlo Parks wins Mercury Prize 2021.

Written by on September 10, 2021

Indie-soul singer Arlo Parks has won the 2021 Mercury Prize for her debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams.

The 21-year-old beat the likes of Wolf Alice, Celeste and Mogwai to scoop the £25,000 prize at a ceremony in Hammersmith, London.

Collapsed In Sunbeams, was released in January, and reached number three in the charts, selling 43,000 copies to date.

Parks, who was left “completely speechless” by her victory, is the first Mercury Prize winner to be born in the 21st Century.

Previous winners include era-defining records such as Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, Pulp’s Different Class and Dave’s Psychodrama

Credit: BBC

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