September 23, 2019
Dave is crowned 2019 winner for Psychodrama.
Dave has won the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama. A panel of independent judges, including Stormzy, Jorja Smith and Gaz Coombes, selected the winning album from the shortlist of twelve of the best British and Irish albums of the year.
The winner was announced by judge and Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, 19th September 2019. Annie Mac described Dave’s album Psychodrama as “simply exceptional”. The Award Show was hosted by BBC Music’s Lauren Laverne and following live performances from many of the shortlisted artists including Little Simz, black midi and IDLES.
The Hyundai Mercury Prize champions the best British and Irish music and supports artists who push the boundaries in pursuit of producing creative, innovative albums. Both the winner and the twelve shortlisted ‘Albums of the Year’ are selected by an independent panel of judges and recognised to be highlights of the year’s music.