NEWS: Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Porridge Radio, Dua Lipa, Lanterns on the Lake, Georgia, Anna Meredith and Kano amongst Mercury shortlist

NEWS: Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Porridge Radio, Dua Lipa, Lanterns on the Lake, Georgia, Anna Meredith and Kano amongst Mercury shortlist


The 2020 Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced.

The prize celebrates the year’s best albums, released between 20th of July 2019 and 17th July 2020.

Amongst the nominees, in a strong looking shortlist this year, are albums from Michael Kiwanuka, Dua Lipa, Porridge Radio, Charli XCX, Kano, Anna Meredith and Lanterns on the Lake, a nomination for Sports Team‘s debut ‘Deep Down Happy‘,  plus a fourth nod for Laura Marling and nominations for Moses Boyd, Stormzy and Georgia. For the first time women out number men on the Mercury shortlist.

The winner is announced on Thursday 10th of September by a panel of esteemed judges, including musician Jorja Smith and Radio 1’s Annie Mac.

Those 12 shortlisted albums in full…

In alphabetical order

Anna Meredith – FIBS

Charli XCX – How I’m Feeling Now

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

Georgia – Seeking Thrills

Lanterns on the Lake – Spook the Herd

Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

Kano – Hoodies All Summer

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA

Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

Porridge Radio – Every Bad

Sports Team – Deep Down Happy

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

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