Mercury Prize 2017 odds
The Mercury Prize is an annual music award for the best British or Irish album.
An album has to feature a British or Irish soloist and a Band must contain over 50 per cent of Irish or British members.
In 2016 Skepta won the 25th Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa, following in the footsteps of PJ Harvey, Pulp, and 2015's winner Benjamin Clementine.
Since 2014 the winner is rewarded a £20,000 prize and of course a glistening trophy.
Mercury Prize 2017
The Albums of the Year shortlist has been announced:
alt-j - 'Relaxer'
Blossoms - 'Blossoms'
Dinosaur - 'Together, As One'
Ed Sheeran - '÷'
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 & Prayer'
The Big Moon - 'Love in the 4th Dimension'
The xx - 'I See You'
The annual prize recognises the best new British music, celebrating artistic achievement across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. IN 2016, Skepta, real name Joseph Junior Adenuga, won (see video below)
The awards ceremony will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Thursday, September 14 and will feature live performances from many of the 12 shortlisted artists.
The evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will be providing live television and radio coverage of the event on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Mercury Prize oddsOdds will appear once available.
Previous Mercury Prize winners:
- 2016 - Skepta, Konnichiwa
- 2015 - Benjamin Clementine, At Least for Now
- 2014 - Young Father, Dead
- 2013 - James Blake, Overgrown
- 2012 - Alt J, An Awesome Wave
- 2011 - PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
- 2010 - The XX, XX
- 2009 - Speech Debelle, Speech Therapy
- 2008 - Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid
- 2007 - Klaxons, Myths of the Near Future
- 2006 - Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, Thats What I'm Not
- 2005 - Antony & the Johnsons, I Am a Bird Now