Grime artist Skepta has won the 2016 Mercury Prize , amid fierce competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka and The 1975.
The Londoner - real name, Joseph Junior Adenuga - won the £25,000 prize for his self-released album Konnichiwa, which came out in May.
The ceremony included live performances from 11 of the nominated acts, before announcing the shortlist, and finally the overall winner.
Shortlisted were Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room; The 1975 - i like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it; David Bowie - Blackstar; Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool; and Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate.
The awards ceremony saw several incredible performances, including an emotional rendition of the title song of David Bowie's musical Lazarus , sung by Michael C Hall, the musical's lead.
In the end, it was Skepta's exciting performances of Shutdown that convinced the judging panel. Skepta is the first grime artist to win since Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner won the award in 2003.
Judge Jarvis Cocker, before announcing the winner of the prize, said: "We, as a jury, decided that if Bowie was looking down on the Hammersmith Apollo tonight, he would want the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize to go to Skepta."
The artist accepted the award before launching into an energetic performance of his song Man, saying, "rest in peace David Bowie, rest in peace Amy Winehouse."
In his winner's speech, Skepta said: "I've been trying to do this music stuff and work it out for so long, but it was the moment where like, yo, let's do this for ourselves, for our family.
"Thank you to everybody who was there for me when I was going through depressed times... We travelled the world, no record label, nothing. We just did this for us, but the love is very appreciated.
"We all won today."