Arlo Parks, for “Collapsed in Sunbeams”, has won the Hyundai Mercury award. This was her debut album. Parks was awarded the Best British/Irish album of the year for her debut album. The panel of judges included reputed musicians, broadcasters, and journalists.
Earlier, the 21-year-old songwriter has won Brit Award as well. Judge Annie MacManus presented the award on the stage and said, “We chose an artist with a singular voice who uses lyrics of remarkable beauty to confront complex themes of mental health and sexuality, and connects deeply with her generation as she does so.” Thus, Parks felt obliged with the award and showed her gratitude towards her family and the team.
About Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks was born on 9 August 2000 and belongs to West London. She is just 21 years old but has amazed everyone with her outstanding talent. Therefore, she has become very famous among the youth.
Parks’ first song was ‘Cola’ which she released through Beatnik Records in 2018. After this, she released several music records. Later, she also appeared at The Great Escape in Brighton in 2019. Then, She performed in the BBC Music at the Glastonbury Festival. At the Latitude Festival, she performed as an artist in July 2019.
In 2020, she released two new albums ‘Eugene‘ and ‘Black Dog’. However, everyone adored her work and the latter was tuned in to BBC Radio for a week.
Arlo Parks is said to be a millionaire. According to TV Guide Time, Arko has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021.
|Real Name||Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho|
|D.O.B||9 August 2000|
|Profession||Singer, Song Writer|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
About the Mercury Prize
Arlo parks is one of the youngest artists to get the Mercury Prize. Though, Other artists who were awarded this prize in their early 20s include the Arctic Monkeys, Dave, and Ms. Dynamite. However, the youngest one is still Dizzee Rascal who won at the age of 19 years for Boy in Da Corner in 2013.
However, a total of 12 artists was nominated. Most of them were Black Britishers. This prize was introduced first in 1992. Additionally, it aims “to recognize and celebrate artistic achievement, provide a snapshot of the year in music and help introduce new albums from a range of music genres to a wider audience.”