The list of albums was revealed today (July 27) and as well as Raye’s My 21st Century Blues, J Hus’ Beautiful And Brutal Yard and Shygirl’s Nymph, includes albums by Arctic Monkeys, Jessie Ware, Ezra Collective and Olivia Dean.
The full list is as follows:
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Ezra Collective - Where I'm Meant to Be
Fred again.. - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)
J Hus - Beautiful And Brutal Yard
Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B
Lankum - False Lankum
Loyle Carner - Hugo
Olivia Dean - Messy
Raye - My 21st Century Blues
Shygirl - Nymph
Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
The winner will be chosen by this year’s judging panel, which was revealed yesterday. BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music head Jeff Smith reprises his role as panel chair.
The prize will be handed out at this year’s ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, September 7 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. As ever, the show will feature live performances from many of the shortlisted artists.
Broadcast partner BBC Music will offer coverage of the event across TV, radio, online and social media.
Bowers & Wilkins continues as long-term audio partner of the event, while The Kraken and 1800 Tequila are the official drinks partners.