Here’s the nominees for this year’s Mercury Music Prize 2020


The shortlist for the annual Mercury Music Prize 2020 has just been announced on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio Six show and the 12 albums list looks like this:

  1. Laura MarlingSong For Our Daughter
  2. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  3. Porridge Radio Every Bad
  4. Sports TeamDeep Down Happy
  5. KanoHoodies All Summer
  6. Anna MeredithFibs
  7. Georgia – Seeking Thrills
  8. Lanterns On The Lake Spook The Herd
  9. Moses BoydDark Matter
  10. Charli XCXHow I’m Feeling Now
  11. Stormzy Heavy Is The Head
  12. Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka

I personally would have liked to see FKA Twigs and surprised there’s no The 1975 on it this year. Michael Kiwanuka’s self-titled is an important inclusion.

The overall winner of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize will be announced on Thursday September 10th at the Awards Show.

UK and Irish album are eligible for each year’s list.

See the judges here.

Here’s a playlist of all the albums: