The Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist revealed featuring Blossoms, Stormzy, The Big Moon

The Mercury Prize 2016

The Mercury Prize 2017

The Mercury Prize 2017 judges reveal their shortlist.

The full list of nominees were revealed by Tom Ravenscroft  on 6 Music this morning with Ed Sheeran,  Kate Tempest and alt-J also featured on the shortlist.

The Getintothis Predictometer guessed six of the shortlistees, one down on last year’s predictions  – still not beating our record of eight in 2013.

This year’s judges for the Prize include Marcus Mumford from Mumford and SonsLianne La Havas, Ella Eyre and DJ & broadcaster MistaJam alongside Jamie Cullum, Jessie Ware and Jeff Smith, Head of Music at BBC 6 Music and Radio 2.

The winner will be announced on 14 September.

Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist in full:

alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – Divine
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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