Adele, Elbow, Tinie Tempah, PJ Harvey shortlisted for Mercury Prize

Katy B, Anna Calvi, James Blake and Metronomy also up for £20,000 award

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Adele, PJ Harvey, Elbow and Tinie Tempah are among those shortlisted for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

They are joined by Katy B, Everything Everything, Metronomy,James Blake, Anna Calvi, Ghostpoet , King Creosote & Jon Hopkins and Gwilym Simcock.

The shortlisted albums were announced by broadcaster Lauren Laverne in a ceremony at the Hospital Club in London this morning (July 19).


The winner – who will also receive a £20,000 cheque – will be announced on September 6 at the ceremony which will be hosted by Jools Holland.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize was won in 2010 by The xx for their self-titled debut album.

The full list of nominees is:

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


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