Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017 has been announced – and Loyle Carner, The xx, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Alt-J are all in the running for the prestigious prize.

Sampha, Blossoms, Kate Tempest, J Hus and Sampha have also been nominated for the annual award, which recognises the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland over the last year.

Dinosaur, Glass Animals and The Big Moon complete the 12-album shortlist.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show will take place at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, September 14. 

Check out the full list of nominees below.

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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