Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Kano, Stormzy lead 2020's Mercury Prize Award nominations
The shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize Award are in, and as expected, the nominees indicate the UK's diverse, impactful, and trailblazing contemporary music scene.
Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Stormzy, Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, and Kano have been revealed as the foremost nominees, with further nominations for Porridge Radio, Moses Boyd, Sports Team, Anna Meredith, Georgia, and Lanterns On The Lake.
Selected by a panel of judges including the likes of former nominee Anna Calvi, diversity is already the real winner here ahead of the coveted awards ceremony at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 10th September, with the shortlist representing the UK's leading talents from pop, indie, grime, jazz, electronica, and more.
Dave's break-though debut Psychodrama won the award last year, catapulting the grime prodigy to greater heights in what was a landmark twelve months for the artist which culminated in his show-stopping, politicised performance at this year's BRIT Awards.
Check out the full shortlist below:
Anna Meredith – FIBS
Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Kano - Hoodies All Summer
Lanterns on the Lake – Spook the Herd
Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter
Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Porridge Radio – Every Bad
Sports Team - Deep Down Happy
Stormzy – Heavy is the Head