Adele and PJ Harvey joint favourites for the Mercury Prize

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)