This year’s Mercury Prize shortlist for Album of the Year 2022 has been revealed.
At 11am today (July 26), the Mercury Prize – in conjunction with the FREE NOW mobility app – confirmed that ‘Harry’s House’ by Harry Styles, ‘Sometimes I’ by Little Simz are among the 12 albums shortlisted for the Album of the Year award. Year. Might be Introvert’, Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Wet Leg’s self-titled album and Yard Act’s ‘The Overload’.
Below you will find the full list of albums shortlisted for the prestigious award.
The shortlist for the 2022 Mercury Prize for Albums of the Year NOW is:
The award ceremony for the event will take place on September 8 at Eventim Apollo in London in Hammersmith. Tickets for the event are now on sale here.
It was announced yesterday (July 25) that a handful of musicians, including Anna Calvi, Lanterns On The Lake’s Hazel Wilde, Loyle Carner and Jamie Cullum, have collaborated as judges for this year’s award, along with many speakers and critics.
Mercury’s official website also noted that the 12 nominated artists “will receive a specially commissioned ‘Album of the Year’ trophy, while the overall winner will also receive the winner’s trophy and £25,000 cash prize.”
This year’s Mercury Prize has also announced that mobility app FREE is its new main sponsor as part of a “multi-year commitment to support British music” FREE NOW.
Last year, Arlo Parks took home the 2021 Mercury Prize for his album “Collapsed In Sunbeams”. After her win, Parks made the album cut “Too Good” a permanent fixture.