Harry Styles and Little Simz among nominees for Mercury Prize 2022

The Mercury Prize shortlist for the 2022 Album of the Year has been revealed – and there’s plenty of tough competition.

Little Simz

12 albums have been nominated in total, including Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, the fastest-selling album of the year, Wet Leg’s eponymous debut and Little Simz’ Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.

Harry Styles

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor

Gwenno – Tresor

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – For All Our Days That Tear The Heart

Joy Crookes – Skin

Kojey Radical – Reason To Smile

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Nova Twins – Supernova

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure

Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Yard Act – The Overload

The event to declare the winner will take place at Hammersmith Apollo on 8 September, with all nominees set to win a “specially commissioned ‘Album Of The Year’ trophy,” according to the Mercury Prize’s official website. The winner will take home a cash prize of £25,000.

This year’s 12-person judging panel includes Jamie Cullum, Loyle Carner and Anna Calvi, whilst the new headline sponsor is the FREE NOW mobility app.

Arlo Parks won the prestigious award last year, with her album Collapsed in Sunbeams.

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