Mercury Prize Announces 2021 Nominees
Mogwai, Arlo Parks, SAULT and more are up for the award
Published Jul 22, 2021Since 1992, the Mercury Prize has celebrated the best of British music, and the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 award has been revealed.
This year's nominees are Arlo Parks, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra, Laura Mvula, Mogwai, SAULT, Wolf Alice, BERWYN MUSIC, Ghetts, Hannah Peel, and Nubya Garcia.
The winner will be announced on September 9 during a gala event at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, decided by a panel of judges that includes Anna Calvi, Annie Mac, Jamie Cullum, Michael Kiwanuka and more.
See the full list of nominees and their albums below.
The 2020 Mercury Prize was awarded to Michael Kiwanuka for his album Kiwanuka, which Exclaim! named among the 10 Best Soul Albums of 2019.
2021 Mercury Prize Nominees:
Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams
BERWYN MUSIC - DEMOTAPE/VEGA
Black Country, New Road - For the first time
Celeste - Not Your Muse
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
Ghetts - Conflict of Interest
Hannah Peel - Fir Wave
Laura Mvula - Pink Noise
Mogwai - As the Love Continues
Nubya Garcia - SOURCE
SAULT - Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend