Denise Chaila has been announced as the winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2020 for the album Go Bravely (narolane). Adam Clayton made the announcement live after the judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals and chaired by Jim Carroll, met up over Zoom to decide on the winning album.
Denise receives a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), as well as a specially- commissioned award.
The event, hosted by Tracy Clifford, took place live on RTÉ2FM and RTÉ Player with exclusive performances from the artists, most of which were recorded at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin by South Paw.
The winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced by singer-songwriter Ruth Anne and won by Niall Horan for his song “No Judgement”. Decided by the public (Ireland only), via the RTÉ and Choice Music Prize websites, fans were given the chance to get behind their favourite song of 2020.
RTÉ2 will broadcast a one-hour TV programme of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, featuring performances from all the acts and interviews by Bláthnaid Treacy, on Sunday March 14th at 11.15pm.
RAAP, the BAI and Minding Creative Minds are official project partners of the RTE Choice Music Prize as are Culture Ireland and First Music Contact (FMC).