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P.J. Harvey

(1969-), Singer and songwriter

Polly Jean ('P.J.') Harvey

Sitter in 3 portraits
Polly Jean Harvey's self-named trio debuted with the singles Dress (1991) and Sheela-Na-Gig (1992). Success followed with the debut album Dry (1992). After the Steve Albini-produced Rid of Me (1993) Harvey went solo and released 4-Track Demos (1993), To Bring You My Love (1995) and Is This Desire (1998). She dueted with Nick Cave (1996), Tricky (1997) and, in 2000, Thom Yorke on the album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.




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J. Ripp

27 October 2015, 10:49

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea won the 2001 Mercury Prize, and Harvey won the Prize again in 2011 for Let England Shake (2010). This makes her the only artist to have won the Mercury Prize twice. In 2013, Harvey was made MBE in the Birthday Honours list.

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