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