LONDON — Rapper-singer Ms Dynamite’s debut album, “A Little Deeper,” won the U.K.’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize Tuesday night.
The 21 year-old, whose real name is Niomi Daley, beat out David Bowie, Doves, garage group and bookie’s favorites Streets, newcomers The Coral, jazz vet Guy Barker, and six other highly-regarded acts at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.
Ms Dynamite is the first solo black female to win the £20,000 ($31,000) prize. She is in addition up for six Mobo Awards, which are specific to black musicians, in October.
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