Mercury Prize 2016: Everything you need to know about the 12 albums

Mercury Prize 2016: Everything you need to know about the 12 albums

With the 12 Mercury Prize albums of the year now revealed, we’ve pulled together some key stats on each of the acts to give you a clearer idea of exactly who’s made the final cut.

Below you will find details on everything from which labels the artists are signed to, their highest charting positions and how many followers they have on Twitter. We’ve also listed William Hill’s early odds for each album to win the final prize.

Anohni – Hopelessness
Label: Rough Trade
Highest charting position: 26
Twitter: @rebismusic 2,361 followers
Odds to win: 6/1

Bat For Lashes – The Bride
Label: Parlophone
Highest charting position: 9
Twitter: @BatForLashes 71.2K followers
Odds to win: 8/1

David Bowie – Blackstar
Label: Columbia
Highest charting position: 1
Twitter: @DavidBowieReal 845K followers
Odds to win: 4/1

Jamie Woon – Making Time
Label: Polydor
Highest charting position: 50
Twitter: @jamiewoon 28.2K followers
Odds to win: 10/1

Kano – Made In The Manor
Label: Parlophone
Highest charting position: 8
Twitter: @TheRealKano 259K followers
Odds to win: 8/1

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Label: RCA
Highest charting position: 21
Twitter: @lauramvula 45K followers
Odds to win: 6/1

Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Label: Polydor
Highest charting position: 1
Twitter: @michaelkiwanuka 37.6K followers
Odds to win: 6/1

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Label: XL Recordings
Highest charting position: 1
Twitter: @radiohead 1.72M followers
Odds to win: 4/1

Savages – Adore Life
Label: Matador
Highest charting position: 26
Twitter: @Savagesband 34K followers
Odds to win: 10/1

Skepta – Konnichiwa
Label: Boy Better Known
Highest charting position: 2
Twitter: @Skepta 768K followers
Odds to win: 6/1

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Polydor
Highest charting position: 1
Twitter: @the1975 1.2M followers
Odds to win: 8/1

The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
Label: The Leaf Label
Highest charting position: N/A
Twitter: @cometcoming 555 followers
Odds to win: 10/1

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