Sampha Sees Sales Increase By 500% Following Mercury Prize Win

Sampha’s debut album ‘Process’ has landed back in the UK Album Chart Top 10 following its Mercury Music Prize win.

The album climbed 145 places to reach Number 7 in this weeks official chart.

Data complied by the Official Charts Company revealed that combined sales and streams of ‘Process’ rose by 517% following Sampha’s big win at the prestigious award ceremony held in London on September 14th.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize celebrates the best of British and Irish music, honouring the best album released in the past 12 months – as chosen by a panel of experts, tastemakers and fellow musicians.

Sampha fought off tough competition from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Alt-J and The xx, to win the £25,000 prize.

Upon accepting the award Sampha said ‘I feel like I’m dreaming’.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to my parents, they came over from Sierra Leone and just wanted to give us the best life possible.”

British singer-songwriter Sampha released his debut ‘Process’ back in February 2017.

The album, which features the singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, ‘Blood On Me’ and ‘(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano’ recieved rave reviews from music critics and debut inside the UK Album Chart Top 10.

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Written by Philip Logan

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