Knowledge Identifier: +Mercury_Prize
Born in 2002.
Countries: United Kingdom (78%), United States (7%), (5%)
Linked to: Barclaycard, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Panasonic
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adele (singer) - 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
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
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
Corinne Bailey Rae - She was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for Album of the Year
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
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"
Everyday Robots - Albarn was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize *award and performed at the live ceremony in which he performed "Hostiles"
Royal Blood (album) - Well-received by music critics, the album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for best album
Since 2015 the prize has been sponsored by the BBC.
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