mercury prize

Radiohead, David Bowie, and the 1975 Lead the Mercury Prize Nominees List

The Mercury Prize has historically helped launch the careers of many leading U.K. artists: Portishead, the xx, Suede, and more. And they rarely skew predictably;…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2016

Mercury Prize Shortlist 2015: Florence + the Machine, Jamie xx, Aphex Twin, More

Update: Benjamin Clementine's At Least For Now has been awarded the 2015 Mercury Prize. Stream the winning album below. The Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which names the best British album…
Colin Joyce / October 16, 2015

Scottish Rappers Young Fathers Beat Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for Mercury Prize

Last night, Afro-Scottish art-rappers Young Fathers took home this year's prestigious Mercury Prize, beating out such high-profile acts as FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, and Royal Blood…
Brennan Carley / October 30, 2014

James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize

James Blake won the U.K.'s distinguished Barclaycard Mercury Prize on October 30, collecting the honor on the strength of his sophomore album, Overgrown. The dubstepper beat out a…
Kyle McGovern / October 30, 2013

Kevin Shields Rages Against My Bloody Valentine’s Mercury Prize Snub

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields is awfully upset over his band's lack of nomination for the Mercury Prize, the annual award for best British album.
Dan Reilly / September 13, 2013

Alt-J Win 2012 Mercury Prize

Alt-J were awarded Britain's prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize Thursday (November 1) for their debut album, An Awesome Wave."We didn't expect to win because the competition was…
Kyle McGovern / November 1, 2012

Hear 2012’s Mercury Prize Nominees: Jessie Ware, Django Django, 10 More

The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize, which honors one British album each year, has been announced. Nominees for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize include…
Marc Hogan / September 13, 2012

Speech Debelle Wins Mercury Prize!

You're a winner, Speech Debelle!
David Marchese / September 9, 2009