Wednesday, September 07, 2011
For the first time in the history of the Mercury Prize Award, PJ Harvey was announced as the winner for the second time. The 41 year-old singer said she had been inspired to write 'Let England Shake' by the horror of war. She first won the Mercury Prize back in 2001, but due to the 9/11 attacks she was unable to attend the award ceremony in London. PJ Harvey beat Adele, Tinie Tempah, Katy B and Elbow to win the prestigious prize.
PJ Harvey told the audience, "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."
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