Derry singer-songwriter, SOAK, wins the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year at Vicar Street last night.
Accepting the €10,000 prize from U2’s Adam Clayton, 19 year-old SOAK, real name Bridie Monds-Watson, said, “I don’t know where to start; I genuinely didn’t see that coming at all. Thank you so much for this – this is genuinely unbelievable. I feel, like, class.”
Her debut album Before We Forgot How to Dream beat out fellow nominees, Róisín Murphy, Gavin James, Ham Sandwich, Le Galaxie and more, who were also nominated in the category. SOAK was met with a standing ovation has she walked to the stage to accept her award.
She wrote on Twitter,
Can’t describe how overwhelmed I am to have won Choice prize album of the year THANK YOU SO MUCH
— SOAKASAURUS (@Soakofficial) March 3, 2016
U2’s official Twitter account also shared a snap of SOAK with Clayton, following her big win:
Album of the year… @Soakofficial pic.twitter.com/lETUyFetUE
— U2 (@U2) March 3, 2016
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