The nominations for the 2020 Mercury Prize have been revealed. Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and Stormzy are among the artists leading the competition for the prestigious £25,000 prize. Michael Kiwanuka, Porridge Radio, and Georgia are also part of the shortlist. Check out the full list of nominations below.
The shortlist was selected by an esteemed panel of industry professionals, including radio presenter Annie Mac, Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes, as well as new judges Anna Calvi and Gemma Cairney.
“In these difficult and uncertain times the Hyundai Mercury Prize is proud to celebrate the remarkable power of music to inspire and exhilarate,” the judges said in a statement. “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 winner of last year’s coveted award was Dave for his album Psychodrama.
Full List of Nominations: