Judges called her a "singular voice" who "demonstrates how to be quietly strong in a world of extrovert noise". "It took a lot of sacrifice and hard work to get here," Arlo said on her victory. 

"There were moments where I wasn't sure whether I would make it through - but I am here today, so thank you very much." Hugely well deserved. And – she's the first Mercury Prize winner to be born in the 21st Century! Via BBC News