Birmingham singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has missed out on this year's prestigious Mercury Music Prize for her album the Dream Room.
Laura performed her song 'Phenomenal Woman' at the ceremony in London.
She was one of twelve artists nominated and was competing against artists including Radiohead and David Bowie.
The 2016 award was won by artist Skepta for his almum, Konnichiwa.
Herefordshire's Ellie Goulding and Birmingham's Laura Mvula have tweeted their delight at being nominated in categories at this year's BRIT Awards.
They face each other in British Female Solo Artist. Laura has also been nominated in the British Breakthrough Act category, while Ellie has been nominated in the British Single category.
Birmingham-born soul singer Laura Mvula cleaned up at last night's MOBO Awards, taking home two gongs.
She walked away with the coveted Best Female Act prize, leaving other nominees Jessie J, Rita Ora, Jessie Ware and Lianna La Havas disappointed.
Mvula, aged 27, also won Best R&B or Soul Artist and treated the audience to a live performance.
Her star is rising and she's home grown talent about to perform a homecoming concert. She's been compared to many legendary female artists but she's certainly got her own distinct look and sound.
Laura Mvula is smashing through the emerging talent scene and fast becoming a household name. Tonight she is performing back in Birmingham and a little earlier she allowed Karen Griggs to interrupt her soundcheck .
Rigging for the sound check is underway at Birmingham's Glee Club ahead of Laura Mvula's performance tonight.
Laura Mvula, who grew up in Birmingham, is performing at several festivals this summer. As well as three slots at Glastonbury, including the main stage, she is also performing at V Festival and Latitude Festival.
The singer graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition and began writing songs while she was working as a supply teacher in the city.
She will be performing at Birmingham Glee Club today.
Laura Mvula will be playing at home today as she appears at the Birmingham Glee Club.
The singer who grew up in the Selly Park and Kings Heath areas of Birmingham has just returned from the United States. She starts her headline UK tour on Monday.
This year she will be playing three slots at Glastonbury - including the main stage on the same day as The Rolling Stones.