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The xx, Ed Sheeran And Stormzy Among 2017 Mercury Prize Nominees

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Mercury Prize, highlighting the best albums in British and Irish music.

Alt-J‘s Relaxer and The xx‘s I See You have both been nominated giving the acts a chance to take out the prize for the second time.

Other big names nominated include Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Glass Animals and Sampha.

There are also a bunch of newbies who have nabbed a nomination for debut albums including Loyle Carner, J HUS, The Big Moon and Blossoms.

The prize was taken out last year by Sketpa’s Konnichiwa which beat out David Bowie’s final album Blackstar.

Previous winners also include Alt-J, James Blake, The xx and Young Fathers.

This year’s winner will be crowned in a ceremony on 14th September.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

2017 Mercury Prize Nominees

Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’

Blossoms – ‘Blossoms’

Dinosaur – ‘Together, As One’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Divide’

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 Fourth Dimension’

The xx – ‘I See You’

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