Published Aug 04, 2016Once again, that time of year has rolled around when British music shines a light on its finest with the annual and much-coveted Mercury Prize.
Chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry figures, the initial shortlist this year includes such artists as David Bowie, Radiohead, Skepta, the 1975, Savages and Bat for Lashes.
You can see the full list at the bottom of the page.
Marking a change this year, the public can vote on which album wins. Via an online poll, fans can select the first of six finalists from the shortlist of 12, with the remaining five and the ultimate winner being selected by the Mercury panel. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on September 15. You can vote here.
Last year, the prize went to Benjamin Clementine for his album At Least for Now.
2016 Mercury Prize Nominees:
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, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
The Comet Is Coming - Channel the Spirits