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Singer PJ Harvey wins UK's Mercury Prize for second time with album 'Let England Shake'
LONDON (AP) ' PJ Harvey has become the first musician to win Britain's Mercury Prize ' the U.K. music industry's top prize for original music ' for a second time.
Polly Jean Harvey beat chart-topping soul singer Adele and double Brit award winner Tinie Tempah with her war-themed album "Let England Shake."
The 41-year-old took home the 20,000 pound ($31,885)-prize Tuesday evening.
Harvey won the Mercury a decade ago on September 11, 2001, but could not attend the ceremony because she was stranded in Washington, D.C. by the terrorist attacks.
The award has honored the best album of the year by a British or Irish band since 1992. Previous winners include the Arctic Monkeys and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand.