"It's a really broad snapshot of where music is now, in my opinion, be it mainstream or be it slightly left of centre", Phil Alexander, editor of Mojo and Q music magazines, said of the award meant to identify the best of the year from British and Irish artists, as judged by industry experts and musicians.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was nominated Thursday for the prestigious Mercury Prize for his third album "Divide"، going up against breakthrough grime star Stormzy and former winners Alt-J and The xx، AFP reported.
See the full list of this year's nominated albums below.
Critics were split over his latest album "Divide" but it sold more than two million copies, ruled the charts and broke streaming records.
The xx and Alt-J will be hoping to collect their second Mercury crown after previous successes in 2010 and 2012 respectively while the inclusion of spoken word poet Kate Tempest's Let Them Eat Chaos marks her second time on the shortlist.
Completing the shortlist are Glass Animals with their sophomore effort How To Be A Human Being. Jamie Callum, Ella Eyre, Lianne La Havas and Marcus Mumford are just four of the 12 judges who created the shortlist.
Despite having won several Grammys and Brit awards since he burst onto the scene with his debut album "+" in 2011، Sheeran has never won the Mercury Prize.
"They delight in exploring musical possibilities and refusing to be pinned down by genre conventions".
The Hyundai Mercury Prize awards show will take place at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on 14 September.
Charlie's doctors are responding to the facts of his condition, not the demands of the NHS, as the court case amply demonstrated. Charlie's parents subsequently failed to overturn his ruling in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London .
Green was arrested for the alleged slap and faces a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail if he is found guilty of the assault. He was accused of slapping Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson at an East Lansing restaurant.
That eclipses the previous record set by Minnesota United in January when it acquired Kevin Molino from Orlando for $A819,000. He played one year for the Bulls scoring 16 goals before he was drafted No. 16 in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City.
The defence whereas argued that Dileep was arrested on conspiracy charges without any evidence linking him to the crime. The mobile phone used to record the visuals of the alleged crime and the original memory card are yet to be recovered.
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Justin Bieber performed in over 150 concerts as part of the Purpose Tour with a gig in Mumbai on May 10. Hot off the heels of being banned by China and then canceling his tour, Justin Bieber went to church.
Bilateral ties have been strained since the Indian Army stopped China from constructing a road in Sikkim sector's Doklam area. China has told India repeatedly to withdraw troops from Doklam, which it calls as its own territory.
The announcement formed part of a letter from Hall in response to an open letter signed by 44 female BBC employees. The women said they are taking action now so "future generations" of BBC women won't face gender discrimination .
Woman killed aboard cruise ship off Southeast Alaska
A passenger was detained by the crew, the cruise liner said, adding the ship had authority to detain a person who commits a crime. No word yet on if guests will get a partial refund or credit due to the cruise interruption caused by this death.
Samsung posts best quarterly profit amid chip boom
Net profit increased to KRW 11.05 trillion from KRW 5.85 trillion a year ago, as sales rose 20 percent to KRW 61.00 trillion. Samsung said its record-high earnings were mainly buoyed by the booming chip market amid rising demand for storage products.
Crabbe traded to Nets
Nicholson, who averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds last season, is unlikely to play for the Blazers. The Nets had to wait an entire year before they could re-acquire Crabbe, per league rules.
Toyota to Sell Long-Range Electric Vehicle in 2022
Plus solid-state batteries use solid electrolytes than than liquid ones, which make them safer than lithium-ion batteries. Reports suggest the new battery will debut in Japan in a model 2022 auto with an all-new platform.
Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland
Prosecutor Peter Sticher said Wrousis has two previous convictions for offenses against weapons laws, one from 2014 and 2016. They did not say what was inside the van, which had registration plates from Graubuenden, or elaborate on its condition.
JNU's vice chancellor wants an Army tank installed on campus
JNU has organised a programme to commemorate India's victory on Kargil war and to pay homage to Indian Army and the Kargil Martys. The participants took out a " Tiranga yatra", carrying a 2,200-foot Tricolour from Ganga dhaba to the convention centre.