Adele and PJ Harvey joint favourites for the Mercury Prize

Bookies also give short odds on Elbow and Tinie Tempah

Rob Cable
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Adele and PJ Harvey have been made joint favourites for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for 2011.

The two singers top a list of odds published by bookies William Hill after the list of nominations for the £20,000 prize was announced this morning (July 19). Both '21' and 'Let England Shake' are priced at 4/1 to win the award.

Tinie Tempah and Elbow are not far behind, with both 'Disc-Overy' and 'Build A Rocket Boys! made 5/1 on to win the award.

Anna Calvi and Katy B are a little further back at 6/1, while Metronomy, Everything Everything and James Blake are given odds of 8/1.

The surprise nominations of the shortlist, avant classical pianist Gwilym Simcock, electro singer Ghostpoet and King Creosote And John Hopkins' album 'Diamond Mine', prop up the odds list at 10/1.

The winner of the award will be announced on September 6, during a ceremony hosted once again by Jools Holland.

The full list of odds for for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for 2011 are:

Adele - '21' (4/1)
PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake' (4/1)
Elbow - 'Build A Rocket Boys!' (5/1)
Tinie Tempah - 'Disc-Overy' (5/1)
Anna Calvi - 'Anna Calvi' (6/1)
Katy B - 'On A Mission' (6/1)
Metronomy - 'The English Riviera' (8/1)
Everything Everything - 'Man Alive' (8/1)
James Blake - 'James Blake' (8/1)
Gwilym Simcock - 'Good Days at Schloss Elmau' (10/1)
Ghostpoet - 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam' (10/1)
King Creosote And Jon Hopkins - 'Diamond Mine' (10/1)

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