Published On: July 29, 2017 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

Sheeran, Stormzy nominated for Mercury award

Sheeran, Stormzy nominated for Mercury award

LONDON: Pop star Ed Sheeran and grime artist Stormzy made it on to the Mercury prize shortlist, award organizers announced on Thursday.

Other nominees for the prize that will be awarded on September 14 are Blossoms, J Hus, Dinosaur, The XX, Loyle Carner, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, Glass Animals, Alt J and Sampha.  

The prestigious award, meant to identify the best of the year from British or Irish artists, is based on a selection by music industry experts and musicians.

Sheeran’s latest album, ‘Divide’, topped charts in the United States and Britain earlier this year.

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