Mercury prize 2021: Arlo Parks wins for Collapsed in Sunbeams

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21-year-old singer-songwriter adds to Brit award win earlier in the year

Arlo Parks has won the 2021 Mercury prize, awarded to the year’s most outstanding British album, for her debut Collapsed in Sunbeams.

Presenting the award, judge Annie MacManus said: “We chose an artist with a singular voice who uses lyrics of remarkable beauty to confront complex themes of mental health and sexuality, and connects deeply with her generation as she does so.”

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