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Arlo Parks, Sault, Wolf Alice, More Shortlisted for 2021 Mercury Prize

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Jem Aswad Senior Music EditorThe shortlist for the U.K.’s prestigious Mercury Prize have been announced, and includes such recent Variety favorites as indie singer-songwriter Arlo Parks (pictured above), alt-R&B outfit Sault, R&B singer Celeste and rock savants Wolf Alice, as well as instrumental vets Mogwai, rapper Ghetts and more.

The full list appears below.The award, sponsored by Hyundai, recognizes albums outside of the mainstream, and this year’s lineup certainly fits that bill, with 10 of the 12 artists — also including electronic artist Hannah Peel, jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia and rapper Berwyn— being nominated for the first time.The full list of nominees is:Arlo Parks “Collapsed in Sunbeams” Berwyn “Demotape/VegaBlack Country,.

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