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James Blake wins 2013 Mercury Prize

James Blake picked up the Mercury Prize for his albumn Overgrown. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The awards host may have got his name wrong, but winning the Mercury Prize should have softened the blow for James Blake.

Despite Lauren Laverne mistakenly introducing him on stage at London's Roundhouse as James Blunt, the musician beat stars including David Bowie to win the £20,000 prize for his album Overgrown.

Accepting his award, he said it was "amazing" to be in the running for an award with the chart veteran.

Asked what he would spend the money on, Blake said: "I can tell you what I'm not going to do with it, p*** it up the wall. I'll make sure it goes to some good use".

"This is the first award I've ever won apart from a tennis trophy which I won when I was about 12-years-old at my school and I'll hold them in equal esteem," he added.

Laverne later apologised on Twitter for her slip-up, writing:

Blake, a 25-1 outsider to win, is a Goldsmiths College music graduate who was previously nominated for the Mercury for his self-titled debut album which he recorded at his home in New Cross, south east London.

The musician, whose father was a member of the band Colosseum, produced his second album himself, featuring contributions from Brian Eno and RZA from Wu-Tang Clan.

The judges described it as ''Late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty.''