2017 Mercury Prize Album Shortlist Announced

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, and Romy Madley-Croft of the xx. Photo C?O: Rex/Getty/WireImage

The nominees for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize Album of the Year were announced today, with the shortlist including Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer, Sampha’s Process. and The xx’s I See You

Nominess were announced today by Huw Stephens. THe shortlist also saw included Loyle Carner’s Yesterday’s Gone, Alt-J’s Relaxer, Dinosaur’s Together as One,Ed Sheeran’s Divide, Glass Animals’ How to be a Human Being, Kate Tempest’s Let Them Eat Chaos, J Hus’ Common Sense, Blossoms eponymous album and The Big Moon’s Love in the 4th Dimension.

The Mercury Prize judges, which include Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Marcus Mumford and Mojo editor Phil Alexander, said “This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist celebrates the remarkable power of British music. What these artists have in common is an infectious pleasure in music making and an arresting sense of urgency about the music they make. They delight in exploring musical possibilities and refusing to be pinned down by genre conventions”.

The full Mercury prize 2017 shortlist

  • Alt-J: Relaxer
  • The Big Moon: Love in the 4th Dimension
  • Blossoms: Blossoms
  • Loyle Carner: Yesterday’s Gone
  • Dinosaur: Together, As One
  • Glass Animals: How to Be a Human Being
  • J Hus: Common Sense
  • Sampha: Process
  • Ed Sheeran: ÷
  • Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer
  • Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos
  • The xx: I See You


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