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The Mercury Prize 2022 nominations have been announced, with British stars Harry Styles and Sam Fender among the nominees for one of the most prestigious music awards.

The Mercury Prize, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022, will be awarded to the artist with the best album of the year.

All 12 shortlisted artists will receive a specially commissioned Album of the Year trophy, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize of £25,000.

Mercury’s official website states: “The main objectives of the award are to recognize and celebrate artistic achievements, provide a snapshot of the music year and help introduce new albums from a range of music genres to a wider audience.”

Last year Arlo Parks triumphed with their debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Mercury Prize.

Sam Fender’s album Seventeen Going Under aims to win the prestigious prize. (Getty images)

Who are the nominees for this year’s Mercury Prize 2022?

The full shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2022 was announced on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. On the list were:

  • Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor
  • Gwenno – Tresor
  • Harry Styles – Harry’s House
  • Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – For all our days that tear the heart
  • Joy Crookes – Skin
  • Kojey Radical – Reason to laugh
  • Little Simz – Sometimes I May Be Introverted
  • Nova Twins – Supernova
  • Self-esteem – Prioritize pleasure
  • Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
  • Wet leg – wet leg
  • Yard Act – The Overload

When will the Mercury Prize 2022 awards ceremony take place?

The Mercury Prize award show will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The ceremony will feature a performance of all 12 nominated acts.

Harry Styles will miss the awards ceremony as he is currently performing in the US as part of his Love on Tour. A filmed live performance is shown instead.

How to watch the Mercury Prize 2022 awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony will be broadcast on BBC Four from 9pm to 10:15pm. You can also watch the show on the BBC iPlayer after it ends.

Where will the Mercury Prize 2022 award show be held?

The Mercury Prize 2022 award show for the event will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith. First opened in 1932, the venue has a capacity of approximately 3,300.

Who will judge the Mercury Prize 2022 awards ceremony?

The 2022 jury consists of musicians Anna Calvi, Annie MacManus, Hazel Wilde from Lanterns On The Lakes, Loyle Carner and Jamie Callum.

Previous Mercury Prize 2022 winners

Arctic Monkeys won the Mercury Prize in 2006. (Getty Images)

Here’s a full list of past artists who have won the Mercury Prize since its inception in 1992:

2021: Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

2020: Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

2018: Wolf Alice – Visions Of A LifeWinner

2016: Skepta – Konnichiwa

2015: Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now

2014: Young Fathers – Death

2013: James Blake – Overgrown

2012: Alt-JAn- Awesome Wave

2011: PJ Harvey – Shake England

2009: Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy

2008: Elbow – The Rarely Seen

2007: Klaxons – Myth of the Near Future

2006: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, I’m Not

2005: Antony and the Johnsons – I’m a Bird Now

2004: Franz Ferdinand- Franz Ferdinand

2003: Dizzie Rascal – Boy in Da Corner

2002: Ms. Dynamite – A little deeper

2001: PJ Harvey – Tales from the City, Tales from the SeaWinner

2000: Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of the Bewilderbeast

1998: Gomez – Bring it on

1997: Roni Size/Reprazent – New Shapes

1996: Pulp – Different Class

1994: Mr People – Elegant Slumming

1992: Primal Scream – Screamedica

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