The Mercury Prize returns on Thursday 15 September with the prestigious awards show held at the Eventim Apollo in London.
One of the biggest and most sought after awards in the music industry, the Album of the Year honours the best in British and Irish talent with previous winners including the likes of PJ Harvey, The Arctic Monkeys, Elbow and Alt J.
The winner will be decided on by a judging panel consisting of music journalists, musicians and industry insiders including Jessie Ware, Jarvis Cocker, Naughty Boy, Jamie Cullum and Annie Mac as well as Head of Music at 6 Music and Radio 2, Jeff Smith, to name but a few.
Just to be nominated is a massive privilege and the winners tend to see a massive leap in album sales, so good luck to the following who have been shortlisted this year:
Skepta – Konnichiwa
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Anohni – Hopelessness
The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Savages – Adore Life
Jamie Woon – Making Time
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits
Be part of music history by attending the event this September. The Mercury Prize tickets are on sale now!