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Young Fathers win Scottish Album Of The Year Award for the second time

By | Published on Monday 10 September 2018

Young Fathers

Young Fathers last week won the Scottish Album Of The Year Award for a second time, for their latest album ‘Cocoa Sugar’. They prevously received the prize for their mixtape, ‘Tape Two’, in 2014.

The band’s Alloysious Massaquoi said: “We want to thank everyone who voted, it’s fantastic for Scotland and diversity in music. This is a total surprise and an honour for us to win it twice and make history. We are obviously a multi-racial group who stand for openness, kindness, and love”.

Robert Kilpatrick, General Manager of award organiser the Scottish Music Industry Association added: “‘Cocoa Sugar’ is a fantastic, world class record, which showcases the band’s incredible songwriting talent and musicianship”.

He went on: “Having previously won the SAY Award for ‘Tape Two’ back in 2014, as well as the Mercury Prize in the same year for ‘Dead’, they continue to go from strength to strength, defying expectations and creating some of the best music to have come out of Scotland. A truly well-deserved win from an outstanding, crucially important Scottish act”.

Young Fathers take away £20,000 in prize money for their win, which is nice. The nine other shortlisted acts also receive £1000 each.