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2017 Mercury Prize Nominees: Sampha, The xx, Alt-J, Stormzy, and More

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Sampha performs at Spotify Beach Party during Cannes Lions at Spotify Beach House on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/Getty Images for Spotify)

Each year, The Mercury Prize is awarded to the best British album of the year. This year’s shortlist includes previous Mercury Prize winners in The xx and Alt-J, as well as J Hus, Sampha, Kate Tempest, and Stormzy. Winners from past years include Skepta, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, and Portishead.

A full list of the 2017 nominees is below:

Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let The Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You