2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize Sports Team, Charli XCX, Stormzy all shortlisted for 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize

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Kano, Georgia and Porridge Radio have also been tipped for the prize.

In one of the weirdest years for music ever, it’s time to have a bit of a celebration and look back on 12 of the best albums of the last year. That’s right, the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist been announced!

Confirmed by Lauren Laverne this morning, the noms include Laura Marling, Dua Lipa, Porridge Radio, Sports Team, Kano, Anna Meredith, Georgia, Lanterns On The Lake, Moses Boyd, Charli XCX, Stormzy and Michael Kiwanuka.

This year’s shortlisted albums were decided by a panel which featured the likes of Anna Calvi, Jorja Smith and Gaz Coombes.

Check out the list of nominees below.

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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Watch performances from the shortlisted artists on BBC Four at 10pm on 23rd September.

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