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MERCURY PRIZE NOMS ANNOUNCED

Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka and Stormzy are among the 12 nominees for The Mercury Prize. The winner will be announced 9/24.

This year’s Mercury Prize honors the best British album released between 7/20/19 and 7/17/20. Last year, Dave’s Psychodrama took home the prize. This year’s winner will receive a cash prize of £25,000.

Organizers say a live awards show will not be happening in September as planned. Among the judges are artists Jamie Cullum and Jorja Smith; Jeff Smith, Head of Music, 6 Music & Radio 2; and Will Hodgkinson, Chief Rock & Pop Critic, The Times.

The nominees are:

Anna Meredith - FIBS
Charli XCX - how i’m feeling now
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Kano - Hoodies All Summer
Lanterns on the Lake - Spook the Herd
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
Moses Boyd - Dark Matter
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Sports Team - Deep Down Happy
Stormzy - Heavy is the Head

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