The most coveted prize in British and Irish music was awarded in a live streamed ceremony on the The One Show on BBC 1 tonight (September 24) by Radio 1’s Annie Mac.
He will collect the winner’s trophy and cheque for £25,000.
Footage was also shown of him being informed of the award by Mac ahead of the programme: “I don’t know what to say I’m speechless. This is amazing. It’s ridiculous. It’s crazy,” he said.
Speaking ahead of the winning album, Mac said: “Normally on the night, usually we are in a room and the judges are trying to figure out who is going to win. This time we had to do it a day early and of course we had to do it on Zoom. So I’ve had to keep it [the winner] a secret for 24 hours.”