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Mercury Prize shortlist announced with Celeste and Wolf Alice in the running

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Wolf Alice and Celeste are among the artists battling it out for the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize 'Album of the Year'. The annual award celebrates and promotes the best of British and Irish music.

It aims to recognise artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres. The shortlist has been chosen by an independent judging panel and was revealed at a launch event, hosted by BBC Music’s Huw Stephens today.

The shortlist was also announced live on air just after 11am on BBC Radio 6 Music,with a Mercury Prize special from midday presented by Huw Stephens.

The shortlist is: Arlo Parks ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams‘ BERWYN ‘DEMOTAPE/VEGA‘ Black Country, New Road ‘For the First Time‘ Celeste ‘Not Your Muse‘ Floating Points, Pharoah

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