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Enfield's James Blake wins Mercury Music Prize
It was second time lucky for James Blake last night as the Enfield-born singer and songwriter scooped the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
The 25-year-old had already lost out on the award after being nominated in 2011, and was far from being the bookies favourite.
Earlier in the evening he had said he would like to see Laura Marling win.
But he beat off competition from her and others such as Artic Monkeys and David Bowie to claim the trophy at London's Roundhouse and £20,000 prize money.
As he accepted the gong for his second album Overgrown he said: "I'm going to thank my parents for showing me the importance of being self sufficient and also thank Ben, Rob and Dan for showing me the importance of letting people help you."
The former pupil of Grange Park Primary School in Winchmore Hill and The Latymer School in Edmonton had been introduced earlier in the night as James Blunt, by awards host Lauren Lavern.
Born in Enfield his full name is actually James Blake Litherland and he is the son of musician James Litherland.