PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Prize For The Second Time, Trumps Adele

British songstress PJ Harvey won the 2011 Mercury Prize for her 8th album ‘Let England Shake‘, making her the only artist in history to win the award twice. She won the award, which is given out to the best British Album of the year, for the first time exactly a decade ago, in 2001 for the album ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea‘. Harvey trumped¬†front-runner¬†Adele and her sophomore album ‘21‘, which stands as the biggest selling album of 2011. Harvey is also the artist with the most Mercury Prize nominations with 4.

Here’s a complete list of the nominations :

Adele, “21”
Anna Calvi, “Anna Calvi”
Elbow, “Build a Rocket Boys!”
Everything Everything, “Man Alive”
Ghostpoet, “Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam”
Gwilym Simcock, “Good Days at Schloss Elmau”
James Blake, “James Blake”
Katy B, “On a Mission”
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, “Diamond Mine”
Metronomy, “The English Riviera”
PJ Harvey, “Let England Shake”
Tinie Tempah, “Disc-Overy”