Check Out This Week’s Round-Up…Featuring Stormzy, Sampha and more

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Another week has gone by which means new music has been shared, new shows have happened and new awards were given away. Are you scared you missed out on the most important moments from the past week? Did you not pay attention to the music scene the way you planned it? Don’t worry about it! We at Pardon My Blog have you covered.

Sampha wins 2017’s Mercury Prize

This year’s nomination list of the Mercury Prize featured a wide array of artists, Ed Sheeran, Alt-J, J Hus and Stormzy among others. While every single one of them would have deserved to win the highly anticipated award, Sampha was chosen as the ultimate winner thanks to his amazingly beautiful debut album Process. The London-based wordsmith, who has already co-written and produced songs for the likes of Solange or Frank Ocean, performed his single (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano throughout the show and proved everyone that he has what it takes to win the Mercury Prize.

Stormzy performs Blinded By Your Grace in BBC 1’s Live Lounge

Stormzy’s had the most incredible year so far, from dropping his debut album to rising to top 1 of the Independent Charts and ultimately being nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize. This week the Grime MC was invited to BBC 1’s Live Lounge and performed his singles Blinded By Your Grace, one of his slower jams, Cigarettes and Sweet Like Chocolate. Without a doubt the session was performed with such flawlessness –  supported by incredible background vocalists who added the final special touch.

Not3s and MoStack collaborate for new track Celebration

Both Not3s and MoStack have been making major waves this year so far, and apparently they do not think about stopping the wave anytime soon! Now, much to the enjoyment of their fans, they have linked up for their collaborative single Celebration which finally got released the other day. Produced by Steel Banglez, both artists once again present themselves from their best side and showcase their talent. In the visuals, filmed by Kaylum Dennis, we can find them hitting up a tennis court. Watch below.

Kyla and Popcaan are hitting it up in Jamaica

UK Funky House singer Kyla, who is known most for her hit single Do You Mind which was sampled on Drake’s One Dance, is back with a brand new R&B-inspired single! Titled You Ain’t Mine, the new release features nobody else than Dancehall artist Popcaan who awards the track a special summer vibe with his Dancehall style. The music video was shot in Jamaica, make sure to check it out below.