Some of the artists and their albums nominated for this year’s awards include:
Harry Styles: “Harry’s House” is the name of the album where this pop creation has been at number one for nine consecutive weeks. The trend has been more than 2 decades each year since a pop album last won a Mercury It was a strong fan following and a stellar performance that catapulted Harry Styles into one of Britain’s top pop artists today.
Sam Fender: The album, “Seventeen Going Under” is nominated for this year’s Mercury. The album was up for this year’s awards and rightfully so as it’s a musical that fans have loved The album underlines life’s path through life, death, family hardship and social ills in the North East of England. The album became a chart-topper and showcased the rock genre. Sam feels that it is a real honor to be nominated and win or lose it will certainly be appreciated where it is deserved and he is grateful for that.
Little Sims: This is his second nomination after “Grey Area” which was nominated in 2019 His album “Sometimes I Can Be Introverted” was shortlisted for the hip-hop genre where he delves into his personal and public fears. The album has created a lot of likes among its fans and the music is really fantastic.
Bernard Butler: This is his second shot at the award, which he last won in 1993 with the Swede. This time he is joined by actress Jessie Buckley who received an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Lost Daughter”.
Joy Crooks and Koje Redica
l: Joy Crooks was adamant about being nominated for this year’s awards for Mercury As the award celebrates the artist’s creative achievements rather than commercial success, Joy desperately wanted to get a nomination which she did. He says he had to go alone for a while to let the feeling sink in.
Other albums that fans were hoping would make it to Mercury but didn’t include Adele’s “30,” Charli XCX’s “Crash,” Dave’s “We’re All in This Together,” and Florence and the Machine’s “Dance Fever.”
This Mercury award will be presented to the best artist on 8th September 2022, till then please watch this space for more updates.
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