Stormzy, Kano and Dua Lipa Amongst Those Nominated For Mercury Prize

Mercury Prize has released its ‘Albums of the Year’ shortlist.

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Mercury Prize has released this year’s ‘Albums of the Year’ nominations, a list that includes Stormzy, Kano, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX among others.

Stormzy’s album Heavy is the Head has been touted as favourite to take this year’s prize, a win that would see another London-based grime artist take the crown after Dave’s win last year.

Georgia, Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Porridge Radio, Sports Team, Anna Meredith and Lanterns on the Lake complete the list. Anna Calvi, Annie Mac, Danielle Perry, Gaz Coombes, Gemma Cairney, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Smith, Jorja Smith, Mike Walsh, Phil Alexander and Tshepo Mokoena are the judges for this year’s prize.

“In these difficult and uncertain times the Hyundai Mercury Prize is proud to celebrate the remarkable power of music to inspire and exhilarate,” said the judges. “The albums on the 2020 shortlist showcase a great diversity of sounds, styles, ambitions and experience. What these albums share is an irresistible urgency, a belief that their music matters more than ever.”

The 2020 Mercury Prize winner will be announced on September 24, 2020.

In other news, Post Malone has confirmed that his fourth album is currently underway.

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