Mercury Prize

The 1975, slowthai, Black Midi, Fontaines D.C. Among 2019 Mercury Prize Nominees

Every year since 1992, the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers have awarded the Mercury Prize to the best album out of…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2019 - 9:48 am

Wolf Alice Win 2018 Mercury Prize

Wolf Alice have just won the 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life. The prize is awarded annually to the best album…
Julia Gray | September 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm

Mercury Prize 2018 Nominees Include Arctic Monkeys, King Krule, Wolf Alice

Every year, a cabal of UK music-business types gets together to figure out which album gets the Mercury Prize. The Prize, probably the most prestigious…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2018 - 8:54 am

Sampha Wins 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize

The Hyundai Mercury Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year, the prize went to Skepta,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Include Ed Sheeran, alt-J, The xx

The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist was announced today. Ed Sheeran, Sampha, the xx, grime MC Stormzy, and alt-J (who won the prize in 2010) are…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2017 - 8:59 am

Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta's Konnichiwa has won the 2016 Mercury Prize, the annual award honoring the best album (as selected by a panel of judges) from Great Britain…
James Rettig | September 15, 2016 - 5:01 pm

David Bowie, Radiohead, ANOHNI Nominated For 2016 Mercury Prize

For the past 26 years, a panel of British music experts and industry figures has gotten together to award the Mercury Prize, the prize that…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2016 - 8:51 am

Benjamin Clementine Wins 2015 Mercury Prize

Benjamin Clementine's At Least For Now has won the Mercury Prize, awarded annually to Great Britain's best album. The Ghanian-born pianist and singer-songwriter defeats a
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Mercury Prize 2015 Nominees Include Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, Florence + The Machine

Every year since 1992, a panel of British music-industry types convenes to decide which album will win the Mercury Prize, the award given to what…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 9:23 am

Young Fathers Win 2014 Mercury Prize

For many Americans, this year's Mercury Prize nominees comprised a whole lotta "Who the heck is that?" I mean: GoGo Penguin? East India Youth? Polar…
Michael Nelson | October 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Mercury Prize 2014 Shortlist Includes FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club

The shortlist of nominees for the 2014 Mercury Prize has been announced! And, once again, the list confirms what we've always known: The Mercury Prize…
Michael Nelson | September 10, 2014 - 12:41 pm

James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize

The nominees for this year's Mercury Prize, awarded annually to the best album out of the United Kingdom, included works by Arctic Monkeys, James Blake,…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Kevin Shields Says My Bloody Valentine Were Banned From Mercury Prize Consideration

Every year, the people behind the Barclaycard Mercury Prize get together to announce their pick for the best British album of the year, and it's…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2013 - 11:10 am

Disclosure, Savages, Bowie Make Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist

The time of year has come again for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize to reveal its shortlist of nominees for best British album of the year.
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Mercury Music Prize 2012 Nominations

Every year, a panel of music industry types and critics gets together to anoint its pick for the best British album of the year, and…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2012 - 1:14 pm