Antony & The Johnsons win Mercury Music Prize

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Antony & The Johnsons have won the 2005 Mercury Music Prize for their album I Am a Bird Now.

Anthony Hegarty, born in Chichester, United Kingdom, won the award of £20,000 for creating the most original album by a British or Irish act during the last year.

Other nominees included Coldplay, M.I.A. and the bookies favourites The Kaiser Chiefs.