The list of nominees for the 2021 Mercury Prize has been revealed with Arlo Parks, Wolf Alice, SAULT, and Celeste all featuring on this year's list. The annual prize rewards one outstanding British album. Last year's prize was won by Michael Kiwanuka for his album, Kiwanuka.
Other nominated albums on this year's list include efforts from veteran noise band Mogwai, indie newcomers Black Country, New Road, and jazz musician Nubya Garcia, plus Berwyn, Floating Points, Ghetts, Hannah Peel, and Laura Mvula.
Mercury Prize 2021 nominees:
Arlo Parks, Collapsed in Sunbeams
Black Country, New Road, For the First Time
Celeste, Not Your Muse
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Promises
Ghetts, Conflict of Interest
Hannah Peel, Fir Wave
Laura Mvula, Pink Noise
Mogwai, As the Love Continues
Nubya Garcia, SOURCE
SAULT, Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice, Blue Weekend
The overall winner of the 2021 Mercury Prize will be announced on September 9. The winner is decided by the judging panel on the day of the ceremony.