PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Music Prize
07 Sep 2011
PJ Harvey scooped this year's Mercury Music Prize for her critically-acclaimed album "Let England Shake."
Beating stiff comeptition by Adele and Elbow, last night was the second time PJ Harvey took the Mercury Music Prize home. The 41-year old singer / songwriter is the first artist in the awards' history to achieve this.
In 2001 her album "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea" made PJ Harvey the first female artist to win this recognised award.
Last night the bookies' favourite received the prize from the show's host Jools Holland.
In her short acceptance speech the evening's winner thanked the Awards' panel and looked back when she first stood on this stage.
"Thank you for the recognition of my work on this album." PJ Harvey told the star-studded audience at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, "It's also good to be here this evening. When I last won 10 years ago on September 11, 2001 I was watching the Pentagon burning from my hotel window."
"So much has happened since then. This album took me a long time to write. It was very important to me. I wanted to make something meaningful, not just for myself but for other people, and hopefully to make something that would last."
PJ Harvey beat tough competion by Adele and Elbow.
Hear PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize winning album, "Let England Shake" live at her concerts in Manchester and London.
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