Dua Lipa, Stormzy, Laura Marling land Mercury Prize 2020 nominations

Stormzy headlining Day 1 at TRSNMT Festival 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Stormzy headlining Day 1 at TRSNMT Festival 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Big names on the British music scene including Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX have been nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.

“In these difficult and uncertain times the Hyundai Mercury Prize is proud to celebrate the remarkable power of music to inspire and exhilarate,” the judges say. “The albums on the 2020 shortlist showcase a great diversity of sounds, styles, ambitions and experience. What these albums share is an irresistible urgency, a belief that their music matters more than ever.”

Dua Lipa gets the nod thanks to her recent Future Nostalgia album, while Stormzy is on there courtesy of Heavy Is The Head. Laura Marling‘s Song For Our Daughter, meanwhile, is her fourth Mercury nomination – check out Live4ever’s 8.5/10 review of the record right here.

Mercury Prize 2020 shortlist:

Anna Meredith – FIBS
Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Lanterns On The Lake – Spook the Herd
Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter
Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA
Moses Boyd – Dark Matter
Porridge Radio – Every Bad
Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head



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