Sampha won the Hyundai Mercury Prize on Thursday (Sept. 14), honoring the best British album of the year.
His debut album, Process, was crowned after the longest deliberation the panel of British music industry officials has ever had to crown a winner.
Sampha dedicated his victory to his parents, who figure deeply into the thematic fabric of Process. He beat out international favorites (Ed Sheeran, The xx), longstanding British figures (Kate Tempest, Stormzy) and ?ecclectic newcomers (J Hus, Dinosaur). See the full list of nominees below.