Stormzy hailed “a very crazy year” as he accepted the gong for best solo artist at the Q Awards.
Grime was the big winner at this year’s Q Awards, with Stormzy and Kano each securing a prize at the star-studded annual event.
Slowthai said he does not condone violence, after posing with an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head.
Rapper Dave hugged his mother as he thanked his jailed brother for providing the inspiration for the album that won him this year’s Mercury Prize.
South London rapper Dave has enjoyed a meteoric rise from promising but largely unknown prospect on the UK hip hop scene to winning one of the most prestigious prizes in British music.
Rapper slowthai screamed “f*** Boris” before his Mercury Prize performance.
Little Simz hopes her album Grey Area will show people “it’s OK not to be OK”.
Foals have backed Extinction Rebellion and called on musicians to unite in the environmental fight.
Music lovers were being treated to a line-up littered with Mercury Prize nominees past and present at this year’s End Of The Road festival.
Anna Calvi has said she hopes her record about female sexuality will find new listeners after it was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.
The nominees for this year’s Mercury Prize include a number of acts who have previously been nominated, as well as several artists making their debut.
Rappers Dave, Slowthai and Little Simz, and rock groups Idles, The 1975 and Foals are among those shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.
Stormzy and Jorja Smith are among the new additions to the Mercury Prize judging panel.
Chvrches and Royal Blood are among a second wave of acts added to the line-ups for the Reading and Leeds festivals.
Wolf Alice have returned to the charts with their Mercury Prize-winning album Visions Of A Life.
Mercury Prize winners Wolf Alice are set to return to the top 40 in the UK albums chart after claiming the prestigious music award last week.
Lily Allen tweeted to say she had been “robbed” after missing out on the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize to rock band Wolf Alice.
Alternative rock band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life.
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said his 2018 Mercury Prize nomination as a solo artist has not vindicated his decision to leave the band.
Mercury Prize favourite Nadine Shah has said she she is glad her political album Holiday Destination has been shortlisted as she believes not enough artists are making music that reflect current times.
Annie Mac will host the Hyundai Mercury Prize awards show, it has been announced.
Mercury Prize shortlisted artist Lily Allen has said she hopes the small number of debut albums in contention for this year’s gong will encourage new acts to create more music.
This year’s nominees for the Mercury Prize include one previous winner – Arctic Monkeys – and a handful of other acts who have been nominated before.
US rockers the Foo Fighters have scored their fourth UK number one album with new record Concrete And Gold.