Tue 26 Jul 2022

Mercury Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced


At 11am this morning, the top 12 albums in the running for this years Mercury Prize (now in partnership with FREE NOW) were announced, from Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’ and Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, to Wet Leg’s self-titled ‘Wet Leg’ and Scottish Jazz pianist Fergus Mcreadie with ‘Forest Floor’ – it’s safe to say the lineup for this year is diverse and includes a wide range of genres.

Arlo Parks soared to the top last year, taking the 2021 prize with her debut album ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’, but who will be taking it home this year? Let’s dive in to the full list of nominees.

Fergus Mcreadie – ‘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 events for the prize will take place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith this September 8th.