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The Barclaycard Mercury Prize – 2011 Nominees

Receiving a Mercury Music Prize can make or break an artist or band's career. Here we run through the 12 very different acts that have been shortlisted for one of UK music industry's most esteemed awards.

Written by Emma Barlow



Elbow by Natasha Thompson

Next month 12 acts will nervously wait to see if they will be announced as the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize winner for 2011. The Mercury's are well known for championing the best of British music and this year's shortlist is no different. Many of the acts (like Adele) are not surprising but there are those lesser-known acts (Gwilym Simcock, here anyone?) and what's exciting about the Mercury Prize is that the judges do have a tendency towards picking the act that no one suspected. Read on to hear about each of the nominated acts.



Adele by Natasha Thompson

Adele 21
Very much the favourite and it's not at all surprising when you consider what a year it has been for Adele. Her second album 21… read more

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