Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The XX nominated for Mercury Music Prize 2017
Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Kate Tempest are among the nominees for this year's Hyundai Mercury Music Prize.
The nominations were announced this morning and also include J Hus, Glass Animals, The Big Moon and Blossoms.
Rounding off the 12 nominations are Alt-J, The XX, Loyle Carner, Dinosaur and Sampha.
The award will be presented on September 14th at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith in a ceremony where many of the acts will also perform.
BBC Music will be providing live television and radio coverage of the event on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music, while BBC Two will also broadcast a preview documentary on the 2017 Prize in early September.