Bookies also give short odds on Elbow and Tinie Tempah

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)