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.