Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula

British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula poses with her Albums of the Year trophy at the 2013 Mercury Prize awards ceremony in central London on October 30, 2013. The Mercury Prize seeks to promote the best of UK and Irish music and the artists that produce it. This is done primarily through the celebration of the 12 Albums of the Year. The12 shortlisted artists receive a specially commissioned bronze Albums of the Year trophy. ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images