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Mercury Prize success for Benjamin Clementine

By Lorna Cooper

Benjamin Clementine because the toast of the UK music industry last night after winning the prestigious Mercury Prize for music album of the year.

The first time nominee's album At Least For Now triumphed over 11 other top flight acts, including Ulster singer-songwriter Soak, who had been hotly tipped to lift the award for her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream.

Soak - 19-year-old Belfast born Bridie Monds-Watson- began writing songs from the age of 13.

She said: "Now I know how to write songs properly, whereas before I was kind of just like 'this sounds good'."

Monds-Watson added: "Just to be on the shortlist is nothing I ever saw coming at all."

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