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Listen to Sampha’s new song ‘Treasure’ from ‘Beautiful Boy’ soundtrack

Sampha shares new song 'Treasure'
Sampha has shared a new track titled ‘Treasure’, which forms part of the soundtrack of new movie Beautiful Boy, starring Timothée Chalamet. Set against stripped back piano and rising strings, Sampha’s falsetto voice shines as he sings lyrics that hint at heartbreak – with chorus line “Because you're, You're my treasure,” shifting the atmosphere up a notch. You can listen to...

Love Saves The Day announce 2018 headliners

Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day have announced the two headliners for its 2018 festival. The Bristol-based festival will continue in 2018 for its seventh year, with the event set to be staged at Eastville Park in the city on May 26-27. Love Saves The Day have today (November 30) announced their two headliners, with Fatboy Slim and Sampha set to top the...

Sampha leaps up the charts following Mercury win

Sampha
Sampha's debut album 'Process' has jumped up the albums chart following his Mercury Music Prize win. The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show were held at Eventim Apollo, London on September 14. The award celebrates the best of British and Irish music, honouring the best album released in the past 12 months – as chosen by a panel of experts, tastemakers...

Sampha wins Mercury Prize 2017

Sampha
Sampha has beat Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and The xx to win this year's Mercury Prize. The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show were held at Eventim Apollo, London this evening (September 14). The award celebrates the best of British and Irish music, honouring the best album released in the past 12 months - as chosen by a panel of experts, tastemakers...

Live performers for 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize announced

Mercury Prize
The final list of live performers for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize awards show has been announced. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The nominations for this year's prize were unveiled back in July, with Stormzy, The xx and Sampha among the leading candidates. Skepta won the prize in 2016 for his album...

Stormzy and Sampha are bookies’ favourites to win Mercury Prize 2017

Stormzy, Sampha
Stormzy and Sampha are early bookies' favourites to win the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017. After the full nominations were announced earlier this morning (July 27), William Hill has both Stormzy and Sampha at 4/1 to win the prestigious annual prize, which recognises the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland over the last year. Ed Sheeran, The xx, Alt-J and Blossoms are all right...

Hear Sampha cover Solange’s ‘Cranes In The Sky’

Sampha Solange
Sampha has covered Solange's 'Cranes In The Sky', with the latter singer taking to Twitter to share her love for the new rendition. The 'Process' singer took on Solange Knowles' hit as part of a Glastonbury session for the BBC, following his performance on the Park stage. Sharing audio of the cover on Twitter, Solange tweeted "crying. sampha your voice and soul...