Sampha, Stormzy, J Hus and More Nominated For This Year's Mercury Prize
Here's the full list of this year's Mercury Prize nominees.
The nominees for this year's Hyundai Mercury Prize—awarded to the "best British album of the year"—were announced earlier today, and some of the biggest names in the UK's music scene have made the cut.
British-Ghanian grime heavyweight, Stormzy earned a nomination for his album Gang Signs and Prayer, while Sierra-Leonean soul singer, Sampha is up for his debut album Process.
Gambian newcomer, J Hus earned a nod for his debut Common Sense as well.
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 27, 2017
Last year's Mercury prize went to British-Nigerian grime star Skepta for his seminal album Konichiwa. Hopefully, another African artist will take home the award again this year—yes we're completely biased.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
— Sampha (@sampha) July 27, 2017
— Black Butter (@BlackButterRecs) July 27, 2017
2017 Mercury Prize Nominees:
Alt-J - Relaxer
Blossoms - Blossoms
Dinosaur - Together, As One
Ed Sheeran - ÷
Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
J Hus - Common Sense
Kate Tempest - Let The Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone
Sampha - Process
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon - Love In The 4th Dimension
The xx - I See You