Adele, Elbow, Tinie Tempah, PJ Harvey nominated for the Mercury Music Prize

Katy B, Anna Calvi, James Blake and Metronomy also up for £20,000 award

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Adele, PJ Harvey, Elbow and Tinie Tempah are among those nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for 2011.

They are joined by the Katy B, Everything Everything, Metronomy,James Blake, Anna Calvi, Ghostpoet, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins and Gwilym Simcock, with his album ‘Good Days At Schloss Elmau’ completing the shortlist.

All the shortlisted albums were announced by broadcaster Lauren Laverne in a ceremony at the Hospital Club in London this morning (July 19).


The successful album will receive a £20,000 prize after being selected an elite panel of industry experts. The winner will be announced on September 6, during a ceremony, hosted, once again, by Jools Holland.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize was won in 2010 by The XX for their self-titled debut album.

The full list of nominees is:


Anna Calvi – ‘Anna Calvi’

Elbow – ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’

James Blake – ‘James Blake’

Katy B – ‘On A Mission’

Metronomy – ‘The English Riviera’

Tinie Tempah – ‘Disc-Overy’

PJ Harvey – ‘Let England Shake’

Gwilym Simcock – ‘Good Days At Schloss Elmau’

Everything Everything – ‘Man Alive’

Ghostpoet – ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – ‘Diamond Mine’

Adele – ’21’

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