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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Jamie xx is bookies' favourite to win the 2015 Mercury prize

William Hill give the electronic music producer odds of 4/1 to triumph in this year’s award, with singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine following closely

Jamie xx is the bookmaker William Hill’s favourite to win this year’s Mercury prize for album of the year, with odds of 4/1 in the lead-up to the award announcement on Friday.

According to the bookies, the electronic music producer’s debut album, In Colour, just inched past singer-songwriter’s Benjamin Clementine’s debut, At Least for Now, backed to win at 9/2. William Hill said that Clementine has pulled in about 50% of all bets placed since Tuesday.

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