Arlo Parks, for “Collapsed in Sunbeams”, has won the Hyundai Mercury Award. This was his debut album. Parks received the award for Best British/Irish Album of the Year for his debut album. The judging panel included renowned musicians, broadcasters and journalists.
Previously, the 21-year-old songwriter also won the Brit Award. Presenting the award on stage, Judge Annie MacManus said: “We chose an artist with a singular voice who uses lyrics of remarkable beauty to confront complex issues of mental health and sexuality, and connects deeply with her generation in doing so.” For this, Parks felt obliged with the award and showed her gratitude towards her family and her team.
About Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks was born on August 9, 2000 and belongs to West London. He is only 21 years old but has amazed everyone with his extraordinary talent. Therefore, she has become very famous among the youth.
Parks’ first song was ‘Cola’, which he released through Beatnik Records in 2018. After this, he released several music albums. Later, she also appeared in The Great Escape in Brighton in 2019. She then performed on BBC Music at Glastonbury Festival. At the Latitude Festival he performed as an artist in July 2019.
In 2020, he released two new albums’eugenio‘ and ‘Black Dog’. However, everyone loved her work and the latter was tuned into BBC Radio for a week.
Arlo Parks is said to be a millionaire. According to TV Guide Time, Arko has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021.
|Real name||Anaïs Oluwatoy in Estelle Marinho|
|date of birth||August 9, 2000|
|Net worth||$1 million|
About the Mercury Prize
Arlo Parks is one of the youngest artists to win the Mercury Prize. However, other artists who received this award in their early 20s include Arctic Monkeys, Dave, and Ms. Dynamite. The youngest, however, remains Dizzee Rascal, who won at the age of 19 for Boy in Da Corner in 2013.
However, a total of 12 artists were nominated. Most of them were black British. This award was first introduced in 1992. Furthermore, it aims to “recognize and celebrate artistic achievement, provide a snapshot of the year in music, and help introduce new albums from a variety of music genres to a wider audience.”
Listen to ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’ on Spotify
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