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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
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
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
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
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In 2001, the band Gorillaz requested that their eponymous debut album be withdrawn from the shortlist, with cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals saying that winning the award would be "like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity".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
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 , Gavin Bryars and Nicholas Maw . None has ever won, and there has not been a shortlisted classical album since 2002.

The Mercury Prize
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 .

Other music journalists critical of the awards stated that the 2005 award should not have been given to 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 's collaboration with 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
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
Mercury Prize
is _ Troublegum _ by 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 – _ Screamadelica _

* Barry Adamson – _ Soul Murder _ * Erasure – _Chorus _ * Jah Wobble\'s Invaders of the Heart – _ Rising Above Bedlam _ * The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain
– _Honey\'s Dead _ * Bheki Mseleku – _Celebration _ * Saint Etienne – _ Foxbase Alpha _ * Simply Red – _Stars _ * U2 – _ 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 – _Jesus\' Blood Never Failed Me Yet _ * Dina Carroll – _So Close _ * East 17 – _Walthamstow _ * PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
– _ Rid of Me _ * New Order – _Republic _ * Stereo MCs – _Connected _ * Sting – _Ten Summoner\'s Tales _ * 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 – _Give Out But Don\'t Give Up _ * The Prodigy – _ Music for the Jilted Generation _ * Pulp – _His \'n\' Hers _ * Take That – _Everything Changes _ * Therapy? – _ Troublegum _ * Paul Weller – _ Wild Wood _

_

1995 Portishead – Dummy _

* 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 _ * Supergrass
Supergrass
– _ I Should Coco _ * Tricky – _ Maxinquaye _

_

1996 Pulp – Different Class _

* Artists for War Child – _ Help
Help
_ * Black Grape – _It\'s Great When You\'re Straight... Yeah _ * 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 – _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 – _ Dig Your Own Hole _ * Beth Orton – _Trailer Park _ * Primal Scream – _Vanishing Point _ * The Prodigy – _ The Fat of the Land _ * Radiohead
Radiohead
– _ OK Computer _ * Spice Girls
Spice Girls
– _Spice _ * Suede – _Coming Up _ * John Tavener – _Svyati_ * Mark-Anthony Turnage – _Your Rockaby_

_

1998 Gomez – Bring It On _

* 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 – _Mezzanine _ * Propellerheads – _ Decksandrumsandrockandroll _ * Pulp – _ This Is Hardcore _ * John Surman – _Proverbs & Songs_ * The Verve – _ Urban Hymns _ * Robbie Williams – _ Life thru a Lens _

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1999 Talvin Singh – Ok _

* Thomas Adès – _ Asyla _ * Denys Baptiste – _Be Where You Are_ * Black Star Liner – _ Bengali Bantam Youth Experience! _ * Blur – _13 _ * The Chemical Brothers – _Surrender _ * Faithless – _ Sunday 8PM _ * Manic Street Preachers – _ 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 – _ The Hour of Bewilderbeast _

* Richard Ashcroft – _ 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 – _ Beyond Skin _ * Kathryn Williams
Kathryn Williams
– _ Little Black Numbers _

_

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

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

_

2002 Ms. Dynamite
Ms. Dynamite
A Little Deeper _

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

_

2003 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 – _ Floetic _ * Soweto Kinch – _ Conversations with the Unseen _ * Lemon Jelly – _Lost Horizons _ * The Thrills – _ So Much for the City _ * Martina Topley-Bird – _Quixotic _ * Radiohead
Radiohead
– _ Hail to the Thief _ * Terri Walker – _Untitled _

_

2004 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand _

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

_

2005 Antony and the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now _

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

_

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

* Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – _ Ballad of the Broken Seas _ * Editors – _ The Back Room _ * Guillemots – _ Through the Windowpane _ * Richard Hawley – _Coles Corner _ * Hot Chip – _The Warning _ * Muse – _ Black Holes & Revelations _ * Zoe Rahman – _Melting Pot _ * Lou Rhodes – _ Beloved One _ * Scritti Politti – _White Bread Black Beer _ * Sway – _ This Is My Demo _ * 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 – _ 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 – _ Back to Black _ * Young Knives – _ Voices of Animals and Men _

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2008 Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid _

* Adele
Adele
– _19 _ * British Sea Power – _ Do You Like Rock Music? _ * Burial – _Untrue _ * Estelle – _Shine _ * The Last Shadow Puppets – _ The Age of the Understatement _ * Laura Marling – _ Alas, I Cannot Swim _ * Neon Neon – _ Stainless Style
Stainless Style
_ * Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – _ Raising Sand _ * Portico Quartet – _ Knee Deep in the North Sea _ * Radiohead
Radiohead
– _ In Rainbows _ * Rachel Unthank and the Winterset – _The Bairns _

_

2009 Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy _

* Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes
– _ Two Suns _ * Florence and the Machine – _Lungs _ * Friendly Fires – _ Friendly Fires _ * Glasvegas – _ Glasvegas _ * Lisa Hannigan – _ Sea Sew _ * The Horrors – _Primary Colours _ * The Invisible – _The Invisible _ * Kasabian – _ West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum _ * 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
Corinne Bailey Rae
– _The Sea _ * Dizzee Rascal – _Tongue n\' Cheek _ * Foals – _ Total Life Forever _ * I Am Kloot – _Sky at Night _ * Kit Downes Trio – _Golden _ * Laura Marling – _ 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 _

* Adele
Adele
– _21 _ * Anna Calvi – _ Anna Calvi _ * Elbow – _ Build a Rocket Boys! _ * 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 & Jon Hopkins – _Diamond Mine _ * Metronomy – _The English Riviera _ * Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah
– _ Disc-Overy _

_

2012 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 – _Home Again _ * Lianne La Havas – _ Is Your Love Big Enough? _ * Sam Lee – _ Ground of its Own _ * The Maccabees – _ Given to the Wild _ * Plan B – _ill Manors _ * Roller Trio – _ Roller Trio _ * Jessie Ware
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 _ * Laura Mvula – _ Sing to the Moon _ * Rudimental – _Home _ * Savages – _ Silence Yourself _ * Villagers – _{Awayland} _

2014 Young Fathers – _Dead _

* Anna Calvi – _One Breath _ * Bombay Bicycle Club – _So Long, See You Tomorrow _ * Damon Albarn – _ Everyday Robots _ * East India Youth – _ Total Strife Forever _ * FKA twigs – _LP1 _ * GoGo Penguin – _ V2.0 _ * Jungle – _Jungle _ * Kate Tempest – _ Everybody Down _ * Nick Mulvey – _ First Mind _ * Polar Bear – _ In Each and Every One _ * Royal Blood – _Royal Blood _

_

2015 Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now _

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

_

2016 Skepta – Konnichiwa _

* Anohni – _Hopelessness _ * Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes
– _The Bride _ * David Bowie
David Bowie
– _Blackstar _ * Jamie Woon – _Making Time _ * Kano – _ Made in the Manor _ * Laura Mvula – _ The Dreaming Room _ * Michael Kiwanuka – _Love & Hate _ * Radiohead
Radiohead
– _ A Moon Shaped Pool _ * Savages – _ Adore Life _ * The 1975
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 – Relaxer _ * Blossoms – _Blossoms _ * Dinosaur – _ Together, As One _ * Ed Sheeran – _÷ _ * Glass Animals
Glass Animals
– _ How to Be a Human Being _ * J Hus – _Common Sense _ * Kate Tempest – _ Let Them Eat Chaos _ * Loyle Carner – _Yesterday\'s Gone _ * Sampha – _Process _ * Stormzy – _Gang Signs -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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wins Mercury Music Prize for second time". BBC News. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. * ^ " Young Fathers likely to be touched by unreliable magic of Mercury prize". _The Guardian_. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. Mancunian band Elbow, who won in 2008, enjoyed a 700% rise in sales of their album The Seldom Seen Kid in the week following their Mercury victory * ^ " Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
2010: The xx
The xx
are left stunned as they scoop the coveted music award for their debut album". _Daily Mail_. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2014. And their win tonight could bring a huge boost in sales, just like it did for the 2008 winner's Elbow, who saw their album sales increase by 700% that year. * ^ "Elbow elated at Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
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Mercury Prize
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HMV
* ^ " The xx
The xx
"terrified" after Mercury win". _Digital Spy_. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2014. Their debut album, which had sold 125,000 copies prior to winning the prize, has experienced a jump in sales of almost 450% since Tuesday's award ceremony. * ^ " Young Fathers likely to be touched by unreliable magic of Mercury prize". _The Guardian_. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. After winning the 2013 prize, James Blake saw sales of his album Overgrown jump more than 2,500% on Amazon. * ^ "James Blake album sales increase 2500% on Amazon since Mercury Prize win". _Music Week_. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2014. * ^ "Pixie Lott and Example – all about number one!". _Official Charts_. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2014. Finally, the double Mercury Award winning PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
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Mercury Prize
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* ^ " Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
2015 shortlist". BBC. Retrieved 16 October 2015.

* ^ " Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
2016: David Bowie
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gets posthumous nomination". BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

GENERAL

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

EXTERNAL LINKS

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

* v * t * e

Music industry

COMPANIES

MUSIC PUBLISHERS

* BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management
* EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
* Imagem * Music catalog * Sony/ATV Music Publishing * Universal Music Publishing Group * Warner/Chappell Music

RECORD LABELS

* _MAJOR _: Sony Music * Universal Music Group * Warner Music Group * _INDEPENDENT _: Independent UK record labels

RETAILERS

* Amazon.com * Fnac * HMV
HMV
* Online music stores (iTunes Store

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