2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist

2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

Discover the twelve ‘Albums of the Year’

We're excited to reveal the twelve ‘Albums of the Year’ shortlisted for the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

The shortlist was chosen by an independent judging panel and was revealed on Lauren Laverne’s show on BBC Radio 6 Music from 10.30am to 11.30am on Thursday 23 July.

The albums were announced one-by-one and there were interviews with some of the shortlisted artists.

Anna Meredith ‘FIBS‘

Charli XCX ‘how i’m feeling now‘

Dua Lipa 'Future Nostalgia'

Georgia ‘Seeking Thrills‘

Kano ‘Hoodies All Summer‘

Lanterns on the Lake ‘Spook the Herd‘

Laura Marling ‘Song for Our Daughter‘

Michael Kiwanuka ‘KIWANUKA‘

Moses Boyd ‘Dark Matter‘

Porridge Radio ‘Every Bad‘

Sports Team ‘Deep Down Happy‘

Stormzy ‘Heavy is the Head‘

As all events are currently subject to Government guidelines, it is likely that a live awards show will not be happening in September as planned. However the overall winner of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize will be announced on 24 September 2020. The Prize’s broadcast partner, BBC Music, will be providing extensive television and radio coverage of the Prize and more details will be announced shortly.


Hyundai Motor, the Mercury Prize’s title partner, will be celebrating the shortlisted artists and continuing to support innovations in British music.

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