• Wolf Alice, Sault, Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Among 2021 Mercury Prize Nominees

    14 days ago - By Stereogum

    Once a year, the British Phonographic Industry And British Association Of Record Dealers picks one outstanding album from the UK or Ireland and awards it the Mercury Prize. There's been a great deal of ceremony around the Mercury Prize ever since its 1992 inception, and while the prize has certainly gone in some unexpected directions over the years, the people in charge have recognized a handful of serious classics. (Last year, Michael Kiwanuka won for KIWANUKA , beating out stars like Dua Lipa, Stormzy, and Charli XCX.) The Mercury Prize overlords have just unveiled the 10 nominees for...
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  • Arlo Parks & Celeste Make Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021 Shortlist

    Arlo Parks & Celeste Make Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021 Shortlist

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Arlo Parks' Collapsed in Sunbeams and Celeste 's Not Your Muse are among the 12 albums on the shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize, which aims to highlight the most exciting and innovative music by British artists released in the past year.
    Parks won a Brit Award in May for breakthrough artist. Celeste won the rising star award at the previous Brit Awards in February 2020. Celeste went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for best original song this year for “Hear My Voice,” which she co-wrote with Daniel Pemberton for the film The Trial of the Chicago 7 .
    Wolf Alice and soul-pop...
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  • Mercury Prize 2021 Shortlist: Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders, Mogwai, More

    14 days ago - By Pitchfork

    Nubya Garcia, Sault, Wolf Alice, and Black Country, New Road also picked up nominations
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