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Stormzy, Michael Kiwanuka Make 2020 Mercury Prize Nominees

Nominees for the  2020 Mercury Prize have been announced.

The list includes  Michael Kiwanuka,  Stormzy and a number of others.

KIWANUKA’ is not only Michael Kiwanuka‘s third studio album but also his third Shortlisted album!

Heavy Is The Head is Stormzy’s second album and his second time appearing on the Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist. He appeared on the Shortlist in 2017 and was on the judging panel last year!

The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrate and promote the best of British and Irish music recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres.

The overall winner of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize will be announced on Thursday 10 September at the Awards Show, which will be held at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

Below is the full list of nominees.

Anna Meredith – FIBS

Charli XCX – How I’m Feeling Now

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

Georgia – Seeking Thrills

Lanterns on the Lake – Spook the Herd

Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

Kano – Hoodies All Summer

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA

Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

Porridge Radio – Every Bad

Sports Team – Deep Down Happy

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

Hyundai Motor, the Mercury Prize’s title partner, will be celebrating the shortlisted artists and continuing to support innovations in British & Irish music.