Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominees announced

The 12 albums of the year shortlisted for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, were announced today. The nominees are:

Adele - 21
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything - Man Alive
Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake - James Blake
Katy B - On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
Metronomy - The English Riviera
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy

The overall winner of the 2011 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which will be broadcast live on BBC Two and 6 Music on Tuesday 6 September 2011. Lauren Laverne will present the TV programme, with the Awards Show event itself hosted by Jools Holland.

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