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JAZZ ACT WINS MERCURY PRIZE
9/8/23

The London-based Ezra Collective has won the 2023 Mercury Prize for its album Where I’m Meant To Be. (Partisan).

The win, announced by judging-panel spokesperson DJ Jamz Supernova during the awards ceremony at London's Eventim Apollo on Thursday evening (9/7), marks the first victory for a jazz act and first win for independent label Partisan.

The Ezra Collective joins previous winners like Skepta, Dave, Pulp, Portishead and PJ Harvey.

Where I’m Meant To Be debuted at the top of the U.K. Jazz & Blues Albums Chart and hit #24 on the U.K. Albums Chart. Said Supernova, "It's an uplifting and timely record that represents the very best of where we are in 2023.”

The nominees also included Arctic MonkeysThe Car (Domino)—the band’s fifth Mercury nod—Fred again..'s Actual Life 3 (January 1–September 9 2022) (Atlantic), J Hus' Beautiful and Brutal Yard (Black Butter), RAYE’s debut album, My 21st Century Blues (Human Re Sources) and Shygirl's Nymph (Because Music)