Brit Award winner Dave: Seven things you need to know

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Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell presented Dave with the album of the year Brit Award

After winning album of the year and stealing the show with his performance at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, south London rapper Dave has announced himself as a star.

His win at the ceremony, for his intimate and revealing debut album Psychodrama, came moments after he had called Prime Minister Boris Johnson “a real racist” during his live performance of the single Black.

Psychodrama has become only the second album to win both the Mercury Prize and the Brit Award for album of the year (the other being the Arctic Monkeys’ debut).

Although it is Dave’s first album, the classically-trained musician has had a long road to Brits and Mercury success.

Here are seven things you might not know about British rap’s biggest new talent.

1) He’s been at this for ages

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Dave, real name David Omoregie, made his debut in May 2015 with an attention-grabbing freestyle on the…

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