Mercury Prize Album of the Year 2017 Finalists announced

Mercury Prize Album of the Year 2017 Finalists announced

This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize finalists for Album of the Year have been announced and sees Ed Sheeran take on grime collaborator Stormzy for the coveted accolade. The list also features indie rockers Alt-J, Dinosaur’s debut album, London singer-songwriter Sampha and 2010 winners The xx.

You can read the full list below: 

Alt-J - Relaxer

Blossoms - Blossoms

Dinosaur - Together, As One

Ed Sheeran - Divide

Glass Animals - How to be a Human Being

J Hus - Common Sense

Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos

Loyle Carner - Yesterday’s Gone

Sampha - Process

Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

The Big Moon - Love in the 4th Dimension

The xx - I See You

The Hyundai Mercury Prize awards show will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and will feature live performances from many of the twelve shortlisted artists. Last year, the prize was claimed by grime star Skepta

The event marks the second year of the prize’s partnership with Hyundai Motors. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will also be providing live television and radio coverage of the event on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music. Additionally, BBC Two will also broadcast a preview documentary on the 2017 Prize in early September. The Prize’s digital music partner, Apple Music, will be promoting the Prize across all its platforms from the shortlist announcement to the Awards Show.

 

 

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