Former busker racks up 350,000 listeners on the streaming service
Mercury Music prize winner Benjamin Clementine’s popularity on Spotify has soared in the wake of his victory for his debut album ‘At Least For Now’ last Friday (November 20).
Streams of his music on Spotify have gone up 500 per cent and he now has 350,000 monthly users listed on the music service.
During the ceremony, Clementine performed his track ‘Cornerstone’. On winning the award, he invited the other nominees onstage and added, “I’d like to dedicate this to the people of Paris.” Clementine spent time busking in the French capital earlier in his career.
The shortlist – celebrating the best albums of the past 12 months released by a British or Irish artist – was chosen by an independent judging panel, which this year included former nominees Anna Calvi, Corinne Bailey Rae and Nick Mulvey among broadcasters, journalists and DJs.
Prior to the ceremony, NME readers voted for Jamie xx as their favourite to win the Mercury Prize this year.
Clementine posted a thank you message to his Facebook account following the win: