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Stormzy nominated for 2017 Mercury Prize Award

The 2017 Mercury Prize list of nominees has been revealed with Stormzy, J Hus, and Sampha being part of the nominated artists.

Stormzy was nominated for his 2017 debut Gang Signs & Prayer.

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Last year’s Mercury Prize was won by Skepta for Konnichiwa getting him the accolade as the most outstanding British album of the year.

This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize nominees list also includes Sampha, The xx, Loyle Carner, and Ed Sheeran.

To be eligible to be nominated for the 2017 prize the albums by British and Irish artists must have a release date between 30 July 2016 and 21 July 2017 with a panel of judges choosing the winner bout of a shortlist of 12.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show will take place at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on September 14.

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

The Mercury Prize 2017 awards Best album fromthe United Kingdom and Ireland.

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