Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Kano, Stormzy lead 2020's Mercury Prize Award nominations

As expected, a diverse, forward-thinking selection of artists from pop, indie, grime, rock, jazz, and electronic music make up the shortlist of nominees ahead of the awards ceremony on 10th September.
Posted: 23 July 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

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

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