The Shortlist for Britain’s 2020 Mercury Prize has been revealed

The Mercury Prize, the UK’s analogue to our Polaris Music Prize, has released its shortlist for this year. And just like Polaris, the winner (who will get a cheque for £25,000) will be decided by a jury of music wonks with results announced on September 24. This year’s event will be the first to be broadcast globally via YouTube.

Anna Meredith – Fibs
Charli XCX – How I’m Feeling Now
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Lanterns on the Lake – Spook the Herd
Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Porridge Radio – Every Bad
Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

Some background on this year’s awards can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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