MERCURY PRIZE 2016 Nominations Announced. See Shortlist In Full
The nominations for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize were announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday morning (August 4). Below the shortlist in full.
- Anohni - 'Hopelessness'
- Bat For Lashes - 'The Bride'
- David Bowie - 'Blackstar'
- Jamie Woon - 'Making Time'
- Kano - 'Made in the Manor'
- Laura Mvula - 'The Dreaming Room'
- Michael Kiwanuka - 'Love & Hate'
- Radiohead - 'A Moon Shaped Pool'
- Savages - 'Adore Life'
- Skepta - 'Konnichiwa'
- The 1975 - 'I like it when you sleep, …...'
-The Comet Is Coming - 'Channel the Spirits'
2015's winner was Benjamine Clementine for his album 'At Least For Now'.
About The Mercury Prize
The Mercury Prize, formerly called the Mercury Music Prize, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and BARD (British Association of Record Dealers) in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards.
Any album released by a British or Irish artist, or by a band where over 50% of the members are British or Irish, may be submitted for consideration by their record label. The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland.