2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW nominees announced
It's the most prestigious award in British music, and the nominees for the 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW have just been announced.
Due to take place this year on September 7, the Mercury Prize has now unveiled the 12 acts in contention to win the award for Best British Album of the Year.
Last year, Little Simz took home the Mercury Prize 2022 for her searing fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
In order to be eligible for the Mercury Prize, the albums must be recorded by a British or Irish artist, with a UK release date between 16 July 2022 and 14 July 2023.
Who are the nominees for the 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW?
Here are the 12 nominees for the Mercury Prize 2023:
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Ezra Collective - Where I'm Meant To Be
Fred again.. - Actual Life 3
J Hus - Beautiful and Brutal Yard
Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B
Lankum - False Lankum
Loyle Carner - Hugo
Olivia Dean - Messy
Raye - My 21st Century Blues
Shygirl - Nymph
Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
When does the 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW take place?
This year's 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW ceremony will take place at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday September 7.
Who are the previous winners of the Mercury Prize?
The most recent recipient was Little Simz, who won in 2022 for her critically acclaimed fourth record, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.