The nominees for the 2017 Mercury Prize have just been announced. The annual awards, which honor the best British album of the year, will take place on September 14 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. This year’s nominees include The xx for their new album I See You. The band previously won the prize in 2010 for their self-titled debut album. Also on the list are Sampha, Stormzy, Alt-J, Kate Tempest and, uh, Ed Sheeran(?!). Take a look at the full shortlist of nominees below.
Last year’s Mercury Prize winner was Skepta.
Mercury Prize 2017 nominees:
alt-j – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner - Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You