Edinburgh hip-hop trio Young Fathers won the 2014 Mercury Prize for best British or Irish record of the last 12 months last night. Hopefully a win for the group means more than the nomination for one of the UK's top music awards did. According to Official Charts Company, Young Fathers post- nomination sales bump was a mere 561 units. Several other Mercury Prize nominees did not fair much better. Polar Bear saw sales surges of 31% but that meant just 569 more albums were sold. Anna Calvi’s One Breath sold 800 copies post-nomination, up just 6% and East India Youth’s...

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