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The MERCURY PRIZE, formerly called the MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards . The prize was originally sponsored by Mercury Communications , a brand owned by Cable as of 2014, the value of the prize money is £20,000. The winner also receives an additional winner's trophy.

To date, PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
is the only artist to have won the award on more than one occasion (in 2001 and 2011). She was also the first female solo artist to receive the award. Radiohead are the most shortlisted artists with five, but they have never won.

CONTENTS

* 1 Criticism * 2 Winners and shortlisted nominees * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

CRITICISM

The Mercury Prize can have a considerable effect on sales for those artists who are shortlisted. Elbow saw a 700% sales increase of their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' after winning the Prize in 2008. In their winner's speech, Elbow's frontman Guy Garvey said that winning the Mercury Prize was 'Quite literally the best thing that has ever happened to us'. Similarly, sales of The xx's winning album rose by 450% the day after they won the 2010 Mercury Prize and 2013 winner James Blake saw a 2,500% sales increase on Amazon after he was announced as the winner of the 2013 Mercury Prize. 2011 winner PJ Harvey's album 'Let England Shake' jumped from number 181 to 24 in the UK official charts the week after the 2011 Awards Show.

Despite being regarded by many as highly prestigious, it has been suggested that having an album nominated for or winning the Mercury Prize could be a curse on a career in music.

In 2001, the band Gorillaz requested that their eponymous debut album be withdrawn from the shortlist, with cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals saying that winning the award would be "like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity".

All genres of music are eligible for entry, and it is stated that all are treated equally, with only the music on the album being taken into account. Simon Frith, chair of the Mercury Prize judging panel, has said that albums are chosen because they are the "strongest" each year, rather than according to genre. However, the presence of classical, folk and jazz recordings has been cited by some as anomalous, arguing that comparisons with the other nominees can be invidious. Classical acts to have an album nominated have included Sir John Tavener , Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies
, Gavin Bryars
Gavin Bryars
and Nicholas Maw . None has ever won, and there has not been a shortlisted classical album since 2002.

The Mercury Prize also has a reputation for being awarded to outside chances rather than the favourites. The 1994 award winner was Elegant Slumming by the pop act M People , which some felt was a controversial decision considering the shortlist included popular albums from Britpop figureheads Paul Weller , Blur and Pulp , and electronica band The Prodigy
The Prodigy
.

Other music journalists critical of the awards stated that the 2005 award should not have been given to Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons
for their album I Am a Bird Now as, although they are British-born and therefore eligible for the Prize, the band were based in the United States. In 2006, Isobel Campbell
Isobel Campbell
's collaboration with Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan
, Ballad of the Broken Seas , was included in the shortlist, despite Lanegan being American, as the album was eligible due to Campbell's British citizenship, while Guillemots , whose album was also shortlisted in 2006, contained band members from Brazil and Canada, although the majority were from the UK.

Current eligibility criteria state that all albums must be available to buy as a full release on CD in the UK and as a digital download. In September 2013, My Bloody Valentine vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields expressed concerns about the award in an interview with The Guardian , accusing the Mercury Prize's organisers of "banning" the band's self-released album, m b v , from the shortlist nominations and addressing the nomination criteria, which he claimed branded the album "virtually illegal".

It has also been noted that heavy metal has been overlooked by the prize. A 2013 article by Vice on the Mercury Prize said "Metal certainly never gets a look-in, not even on the official entry information form: 'The Prize is open to all types of music, including pop, rock, folk, urban, dance, jazz, blues, electronica, classical…'" The only metal record that has ever been nominated for the Mercury Prize is Troublegum by Therapy?
Therapy?
in 1994. In 2011, Mercury chair of judges Simon Frith said " is a niche that a lot of people don't listen to."

WINNERS AND SHORTLISTED NOMINEES

YEAR WINNER SHORTLISTED NOMINEES IMAGE REF(S)

1992 Primal Scream
Primal Scream
Screamadelica

* Barry Adamson
Barry Adamson
Soul Murder * Erasure
Erasure
– Chorus * Jah Wobble\'s Invaders of the Heart – Rising Above Bedlam * The Jesus and Mary Chain – Honey\'s Dead * Bheki Mseleku – Celebration * Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha * Simply Red – Stars * U2 – Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby
* John Tavener and Steven Isserlis The Protecting Veil * Young Disciples – Road to Freedom

1993 Suede – Suede

* Apache Indian – No Reservations * The Auteurs – New Wave * Gavin Bryars
Gavin Bryars
– Jesus\' Blood Never Failed Me Yet * Dina Carroll – So Close * East 17
East 17
– Walthamstow * PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
Rid of Me
Rid of Me
* New Order – Republic * Stereo MCs
Stereo MCs
– Connected * Sting – Ten Summoner\'s Tales * Stan Tracey
Stan Tracey
Portraits Plus

1994 M People Elegant Slumming

* Blur – Parklife * Ian McNabb Head Like a Rock * Shara Nelson What Silence Knows * Michael Nyman The Piano Concerto/MGV * Primal Scream
Primal Scream
– Give Out But Don\'t Give Up * The Prodigy
The Prodigy
Music for the Jilted Generation * Pulp – His \'n\' Hers * Take That
Take That
– Everything Changes * Therapy?
Therapy?
Troublegum * Paul Weller Wild Wood

1995 Portishead – Dummy

* Guy Barker
Guy Barker
– Into the Blue * The Boo Radleys – Wake Up! * Elastica
Elastica
Elastica
Elastica
* PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love * Leftfield – Leftism * James MacMillan – Seven Last Words from the Cross * Van Morrison – Days Like This * Oasis – Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe
* Supergrass I Should Coco * Tricky – Maxinquaye
Maxinquaye

1996 Pulp – Different Class
Different Class

* Artists for War Child – Help
Help
* Black Grape – It\'s Great When You\'re Straight... Yeah * Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies
/ BBC Philharmonic – The Beltane Fire / Caroline Mathilde * Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go * Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack * Oasis – (What\'s the Story) Morning Glory? * Courtney Pine
Courtney Pine
– Modern Day Jazz
Jazz
Stories * Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants * Norma Waterson Norma Waterson

1997 Roni Size
Roni Size
/ Reprazent New Forms

* The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
Dig Your Own Hole
* Beth Orton – Trailer Park * Primal Scream
Primal Scream
– Vanishing Point * The Prodigy
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land
The Fat of the Land
* Radiohead OK Computer * Spice Girls – Spice * Suede – Coming Up * John Tavener – Svyati * Mark-Anthony Turnage – Your Rockaby

1998 Gomez – Bring It On

* 4hero
4hero
Two Pages * Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi\'s Revenge * Eliza Carthy – Red Rice * Catatonia – International Velvet * Cornershop
Cornershop
When I Was Born for the 7th Time * Massive Attack
Massive Attack
– Mezzanine * Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll * Pulp – This Is Hardcore
This Is Hardcore
* John Surman – Proverbs & Songs * The Verve Urban Hymns * Robbie Williams Life thru a Lens

1999 Talvin Singh – Ok

* Thomas Adès Asyla * Denys Baptiste
Denys Baptiste
– Be Where You Are * Black Star Liner Bengali Bantam Youth Experience! * Blur – 13 * The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers
– Surrender * Faithless Sunday 8PM * Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
* Beth Orton – Central Reservation * Kate Rusby – Sleepless * Stereophonics Performance and Cocktails * Underworld – Beaucoup Fish

2000 Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy
The Hour of Bewilderbeast

* Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft
Alone with Everybody
Alone with Everybody
* Coldplay
Coldplay
– Parachutes * M. J. Cole – Sincere * Death in Vegas The Contino Sessions * The Delgados – The Great Eastern * Doves – Lost Souls * Helicopter Girl – How to Steal the World * Leftfield Rhythm and Stealth * Nicholas Maw – Violin Concerto * Nitin Sawhney
Nitin Sawhney
Beyond Skin * Kathryn Williams Little Black Numbers

2001 PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

* Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx
Rooty
Rooty
* Elbow – Asleep in the Back * Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
Felt Mountain
* Gorillaz Gorillaz (nomination withdrawn at the request of the band) * Ed Harcourt
Ed Harcourt
Here Be Monsters * Tom McRae Tom McRae * Radiohead – Amnesiac * Susheela Raman
Susheela Raman
Salt Rain * Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World * Turin Brakes The Optimist LP * Zero 7
Zero 7
– Simple Things

2002 Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper

* Guy Barker
Guy Barker
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
* The Bees – Sunshine Hit Me * David Bowie
David Bowie
– Heathen * The Coral The Coral * Doves – The Last Broadcast * The Electric Soft Parade Holes in the Wall * Gemma Hayes
Gemma Hayes
Night on My Side * Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight
– Who I Am * Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me * Joanna MacGregor
Joanna MacGregor
– Play * The Streets
The Streets
Original Pirate Material

2003 Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
Boy in da Corner

* Athlete – Vehicles and Animals * Eliza Carthy Anglicana * Coldplay
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head * The Darkness – Permission to Land * Floetry
Floetry
Floetic * Soweto Kinch Conversations with the Unseen * Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons * The Thrills So Much for the City * Martina Topley-Bird
Martina Topley-Bird
– Quixotic * Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Hail to the Thief
* Terri Walker – Untitled

2004 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

* Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx
Kish Kash * Belle & Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress * Jamelia
Jamelia
– Thank You * Keane – Hopes and Fears * Snow Patrol Final Straw
Final Straw
* Joss Stone
Joss Stone
The Soul Sessions * The Streets
The Streets
– A Grand Don\'t Come for Free * Ty – Upwards * Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
– Frank * Robert Wyatt Cuckooland * The Zutons Who Killed...... The Zutons?

2005 Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am a Bird Now

* Bloc Party
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm
* Coldplay
Coldplay
X&Y
X&Y
* Hard-Fi
Hard-Fi
Stars of CCTV * Kaiser Chiefs
Kaiser Chiefs
– Employment * KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall
Eye to the Telescope * M.I.A. – Arular
Arular
* Maxïmo Park A Certain Trigger
A Certain Trigger
* Polar Bear – Held on the Tips of Fingers * Seth Lakeman
Seth Lakeman
– Kitty Jay * The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
* The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers

2006 Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys
– Whatever People Say I Am, That\'s What I\'m Not

* Isobel Campbell
Isobel Campbell
and Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan
Ballad of the Broken Seas * Editors – The Back Room
The Back Room
* Guillemots Through the Windowpane * Richard Hawley – Coles Corner * Hot Chip
Hot Chip
– The Warning * Muse – Black Holes & Revelations * Zoe Rahman
Zoe Rahman
– Melting Pot * Lou Rhodes Beloved One * Scritti Politti – White Bread Black Beer * Sway – This Is My Demo * Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke
The Eraser

2007 Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future

* Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare * Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford Basquiat Strings * Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes
Fur and Gold * Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
Maths + English * Maps – We Can Create * New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playroom * Fionn Regan – The End of History * Jamie T Panic Prevention * The View – Hats Off to the Buskers * Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
Back to Black
Back to Black
* Young Knives Voices of Animals and Men
Voices of Animals and Men

2008 Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

* Adele
Adele
– 19 * British Sea Power
British Sea Power
Do You Like Rock Music? * Burial – Untrue * Estelle – Shine * The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement
The Age of the Understatement
* Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim * Neon Neon Stainless Style * Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand * Portico Quartet Knee Deep in the North Sea * Radiohead In Rainbows
In Rainbows
* Rachel Unthank and the Winterset – The Bairns

2009 Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy

* Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes
Two Suns
Two Suns
* Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine
– Lungs * Friendly Fires Friendly Fires * Glasvegas
Glasvegas
Glasvegas
Glasvegas
* Lisa Hannigan
Lisa Hannigan
Sea Sew * The Horrors – Primary Colours * The Invisible – The Invisible * Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum * La Roux
La Roux
La Roux
La Roux
* Led Bib Sensible Shoes * Sweet Billy Pilgrim Twice Born Men

2010 The xx
The xx
– xx

* Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
– Only Revolutions * Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea * Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
– Tongue n\' Cheek * Foals – Total Life Forever
Total Life Forever
* I Am Kloot – Sky at Night * Kit Downes Trio – Golden * Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
I Speak Because I Can
* Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More * Paul Weller Wake Up the Nation * Villagers – Becoming a Jackal * Wild Beasts Two Dancers
Two Dancers

2011 PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake
Let England Shake

* Adele
Adele
– 21 * Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi
* Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys!
Build a Rocket Boys!
* Everything Everything
Everything Everything
– Man Alive * Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam * Gwilym Simcock – Good Days at Schloss Elmau * James Blake – James Blake * Katy B – On a Mission * King Creosote
King Creosote
& Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine * Metronomy
Metronomy
– The English Riviera * Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah
Disc-Overy
Disc-Overy

2012 Alt-J
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

* Ben Howard Every Kingdom * Django Django Django Django * Field Music – Plumb * Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky\'s Edge * Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka
– Home Again * Lianne La Havas
Lianne La Havas
Is Your Love Big Enough? * Sam Lee – Ground of its Own * The Maccabees – Given to the Wild
Given to the Wild
* Plan B – ill Manors * Roller Trio Roller Trio * Jessie Ware – Devotion

2013 James Blake – Overgrown

* Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys
– AM * David Bowie
David Bowie
The Next Day * Disclosure – Settle * Foals – Holy Fire * Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
* Jon Hopkins – Immunity * Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle
Once I Was an Eagle
* Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon * Rudimental – Home * Savages – Silence Yourself * Villagers – {Awayland}

2014 Young Fathers – Dead

* Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi
– One Breath * Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow * Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn
Everyday Robots
Everyday Robots
* East India Youth Total Strife Forever * FKA twigs – LP1 * GoGo Penguin V2.0 * Jungle – Jungle * Kate Tempest Everybody Down * Nick Mulvey
Nick Mulvey
First Mind * Polar Bear – In Each and Every One * Royal Blood – Royal Blood

2015 Benjamin Clementine
Benjamin Clementine
At Least for Now

* Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin
Syro
Syro
* Gaz Coombes – Matador * C Duncan – Architect * Eska – Eska * Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful * Ghostpoet Shedding Skin * Róisín Murphy
Róisín Murphy
Hairless Toys * Slaves – Are You Satisfied? * SOAK Before We Forgot How to Dream * Wolf Alice My Love Is Cool * Jamie xx – In Colour

2016 Skepta
Skepta
– Konnichiwa

* Anohni
Anohni
– Hopelessness * Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes
– The Bride * David Bowie
David Bowie
– Blackstar * Jamie Woon
Jamie Woon
– Making Time * Kano – Made in the Manor * Laura Mvula The Dreaming Room * Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka
– Love & Hate * Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
A Moon Shaped Pool
* Savages – Adore Life * The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It * The Comet Is Coming Channel the Spirits

2017

* Alt-J
Alt-J
– Relaxer * Blossoms – Blossoms * Dinosaur – Together, As One * Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
– ÷ * Glass Animals How to Be a Human Being * J Hus – Common Sense * Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos * Loyle Carner
Loyle Carner
– Yesterday\'s Gone * Sampha
Sampha
– Process * Stormzy
Stormzy
– Gang Signs -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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HMV
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* ^ " Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist". BBC. Retrieved 16 October 2015.

* ^ " Mercury Prize 2016: David Bowie
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GENERAL

* "Highs and Lows of the Mercury Prize". BBC News. 20 June 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2009. * " Barclaycard
Barclaycard
Mercury Prize 2012". 4Music.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Mercury Prize – official site * Mercury Prize at BBC Online * Mercury Prize winners at Discogs

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