If there's one thing you can say about the Choice Music Prize, it never fails to surprise.

Last night, an independently-released hip-hop album beat off competition from the likes of Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, The Divine Comedy and All Tvvins to scoop the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2016. It is the first hip-hop album to have won the award.

The Clare/Limerick trio's emotional and heartfelt victory speech paid tribute to the people who had supported them unfailingly over the years. 'Ye guys made us," said one of the MCs, Godknows Jonas, adding that one of their main goals when making the record was to be accepted as musicians.

Although their victory was a surprise, the general consensus was that 'Let the Dead Bury the Dead' was a worthy winner.

See the Twitter reaction below: