Mercury Prize

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Mercury Prize

Annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland add

Category: Music

Born in 2002.

Countries: United Kingdom (78%), United States (7%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dizzee Rascal, Back to Black, Arctic Monkeys

Linked to: Barclaycard, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Panasonic

 

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Mercury Prize was born in 2002 add something


2003

Dizzee Rascal - His music is a blend of grime, garage, hip hop, rap, electronic and R&B. Best known for his number-one hits "Dance wiv Me," "Bonkers," "Holiday," "Dirtee Disco" & "Shout," his debut album, "Boy in da Corner," won him the 2003 Mercury Prize

 

Dizzee Rascal - In September, Dizzee was *awarded the prestigious Mercury Prize for the best album of 2003

 

Joss Stone - Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, "The Soul Sessions", which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist


2004

Back to Black - In 2004, Winehouse was nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act at the Brit *awards, while "Frank" made the shortlist for the Mercury Prize

 

M.I.A. (rapper) - Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the "Billboard" Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize


 

Other music journalists critical of the awards stated that the 2005 award should not have been given to Antony and the Johnsons for their album "I Am a Bird Now" as, while they were British-born, they were based in the United States add something

 

Guy Garvey - Alongside Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter he produced I Am Kloot's single "Maybe I Should" and co-produced their Mercury Music Prize nominated 2010 album "Sky at Night"

 

Kaiser Chiefs - In 2005, "Employment" was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, an annual music prize *awarded for the best British or Irish album from the previous year

 

KT Tunstall - In Tunstall's breakthrough year, 2005, she received a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, which eventually went to Antony and the Johnsons; and was *awarded Best Track for her composition and performance of "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by Q magazine


2006

In 2006, Isobel Campbell's collaboration with Mark Lanegan, "Ballad of the Broken Seas", was included in the shortlist, despite Lanegan being American while Guillemots, whose album was nominated in 2006, contained band members from Brazil and Canada add something

 

Arctic Monkeys - For the second year in a row, the band was nominated for the annual Mercury Prize, although it failed to match its feat of 2006 after the *award went to Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future"

 

Dicky Moore - He played at the Mercury Prize awards in 2006 where Scritti Politti were nominated for the album White Bread, Black Beer

 

The Eraser - It was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Prize and the 2007 Grammy *award for Best Alternative Music Album

 

Arctic Monkeys - Only the original band members, minus Nicholson, were present at the *award ceremony when "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" won the 2006 Mercury Prize two weeks later

 

Hot Chip - The album was shortlisted for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize and was Mixmag's Album of the Year 2006

 

Hot Chip - The album was shortlisted for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize and was Mixmag's Album of the Year 2006

 

Muse (band) - "Black Holes and Revelations" earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the "NME" "Albums of the Year" list for 2006

 

Richard Hawley - "Coles Corner" eventually gained a nomination for the Mercury Prize in 2006

 

Sway DaSafo - In July 2006, Sway's album "This Is My Demo" was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize but the *award was won by the Arctic Monkeys at the ceremony on 6 September


2007

Back to Black - The album was nominated at the 2007 Brit *awards for MasterCard British Album and was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Prize

 

Dizzee Rascal - The album was one of the 12 nominees for the 2007 Mercury Prize, which ultimately went to The Klaxons' album "Myths of the Near Future

 

Love Is a Losing Game - Winehouse performed "Love Is a Losing Game" live when she appeared at the 2007 Mercury Prize

 

Bat for Lashes - "Fur and Gold" was one of the albums nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize, losing out to Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" despite being a favourite of British media to win the *award

 

Back to Black - In July 2007, the album was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Prize, but lost out to Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future"

 

Jamie T - On 17 July 2007, Jamie T's debut album "Panic Prevention" was shortlisted as one of the 12 nominees for the Mercury Prize


2008

Adele (singer) - Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize *award for "19"

 

Adele - Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize *award for "19"

 

Fionn Regan - Fionn Regan was nominated for the 2008 Shortlist Prize, the U.S. equivalent of the Mercury Prize

 

Robert Plant - The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize in July 2008

 

Hamilton (musician) - On 22 July 2008, Do You Like Rock Music- was announced as one of the nominees for the 2008 Mercury Prize

 

Wood (musician) - On 22 July 2008, Do You Like Rock Music- was announced as one of the nominees for the 2008 Mercury Prize

 

Noble (musician) - On 22 July 2008, Do You Like Rock Music- was announced as one of the nominees for the 2008 Mercury Prize


2009

Barclaycard became the Prize's current sponsor in March 2009 add something

 

Lily Allen - Allen and Amy Winehouse have been credited with starting a process that led to the media-proclaimed "year of the women" in 2009 that has seen five female artists making music of "experimentalism and fearlessness" nominated for the Mercury Prize

 

Kasabian - "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize, and was named 'Best Album' at the 2009 Q *awards

 

James Allan (musician) - On 8 September 2009, bandmates Rab Allan and Paul Donoghue announced that James Allan had been missing since the previous Friday, which resulted in a no-show at the Mercury Prize *awards ceremony


2010

Corinne Bailey Rae - She was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for Album of the Year


2011

Jon Hopkins - In 2011 "Diamond Mine" was nominated for a Mercury Prize, which is annually *awarded for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Jon Hopkins - On July 19, 2011, Hopkins and Anderson were announced as nominees for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which is annually *awarded for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Let England Shake - Following its win of the Mercury Prize in September 2011, "Let England Shake" re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 24


2012

Standing at the Sky's Edge - On 12 September 2012 the album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize, Hawley's second nomination after 2005's "Coles Corner"


 

Unlike some other music awards, the winner of the Mercury Prize receives a cheque; as of 2013, the value of the prize money is £20,000 add something

 

In September 2013, My Bloody Valentine vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields addressed concerns about the award in an interview with "The Guardian" add something


2014

A 2014 article by "Clash" argued that Bring Me The Horizon's LP "Sempiternal" should have been included in the 2013 nominees list add something

 

Everyday Robots - Albarn was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize *award and performed at the live ceremony in which he performed "Hostiles"

 

Everyday Robots - It was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for best album

 

Royal Blood (album) - Well-received by music critics, the album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for best album


2015

Since 2015 the prize has been sponsored by the BBC. add something

 

Anna Calvi - In October 2015, having been previously nominated twice for the *award herself, Calvi joined the panel again to decide the winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize


2016

Skyscanner - Skyscanner was name-checked in the track 'Detox' by UK grime artist and 2016 Mercury Prize winner Skepta: "Now I'm like an airhostess, how I jump on the flight / Skyscanner, I book it on-site"


 

Unlike some other music awards, the overall winner of the Mercury Prize receives a cheque; in 2017, the prize money was £25,000 add something