Mercury Prize Reveals 2019 Nominees
Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Little Simz, the 1975 made the list
Published Jul 25, 2019The Mercury Prize will once again be awarded to a U.K. artist, and the 2019 nominees have just been revealed.
The shortlist features 12 artists across a range of genres. Each of the 12 nominated artists will receive an "Album of the Year" trophy, while the overall winner will also receive £25,000.
This year's nominees are Anna Calvi, Black Midi, Cate Le Bon, Dave, Foals, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Little Simz, NAO, SEED Ensemble, slowthai and the 1975.
See the full list of nominees and their albums below.
The winner will be decided by a panel of judges that includes Annie Mac, Gaz Coombes, Jamie Cullum, Jorja Smith and Stormzy. The prize will be announced on September 19.
Last year's prize went to Wolf Alice.
2019 Mercury Prize Nominees:
Anna Calvi – Hunter
Black Midi – Schlagenheim
Cate Le Bon – Reward
Dave – Psychodrama
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance
Little Simz – Grey Area
NAO – Saturn
SEED Ensemble – Driftglass
slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships