Mercury Prize Announces 2016 Nominees

Mercury Prize Announces 2016 Nominees
Once 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:


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