PJ Harvey still favourite for today’s Mercury Music Prize

The ceremony takes place this evening (September 6) in London

PJ Harvey‘s album ‘Let England Shake’ is the current favourite to scoop up the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at today’s ceremony (September 6).

William Hill is offering odds of 6/4 on the album, with James Blake‘s debut is the second favourite at 5/1. Adele‘s ’21’ is trailing in third at 6/1, followed by Anna Calvi‘s debut and Metronomy‘s ‘The English Riviera’ both at 7/1.

It has been announced that for the first time in the competition’s history every single one of the nominated artists will perform at the ceremony itself. The event, which takes place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, will host live performances from the likes of Katy B, Tinie Tempah and Anna Calvi.


The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC Two from 10pm, with coverage also taking place throughout the evening on BBC 6 Music. The event 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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