The votes have been counted and verified, and we can now reveal that the winner of the Rock Club’s choice for the Mercury Music Prize 2020 is:

Michael Kiwanuka for his album Kiwanuka


This is his third album and he was also nominated for the Mercury for both of his first two albums.


Will it be third time lucky for Michael?  We will find out on Thursday night when the official winner will be announced.

The results of The Rock Club’s top 6 votes were as follows:


1   Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

2   Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

3   Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

4   Lanterns On The Lake – Spook The Herd

5   Porridge Radio – Every Bad

6   Sports Team – Deep Down Happy


The winner will be announced on BBC 1 The One Show and on Friday they will be interviewed on a special edition of Later With Jools Holland