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Adele's album shortlisted
'21' is on the list of nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for album of the year.
The record-breaking album has been inside the top two for an incredible 25 weeks and now the 'Someone Like You' star is in with a chance of adding another accolade.
Her '21' album is on the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for album of the year with eleven other nominees, having made the cut from a massive pool of 240 albums.
Simon Frith, Chair of Judges said: “This year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist highlights the remarkable possibilities of what can be achieved with music – the grand gesture and telling detail, albums that are dramatic, ambitious and artful, emotional and affectionate, funny and profound,”
“Much of the music here evokes a sense of place and time, providing a wonderful snapshot of Britain’s varied musical life.”
The full list of nominees:
|Anna Calvi||Anna Calvi|
|Elbow||Build a Rocket Boys!|
|Everything Everything||Man Alive|
|Ghostpoet||Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam|
|Gwilym Simcock||Good Days at Schloss Elmau|
|James Blake||James Blake|
|Katy B||On a Mission|
|King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
|Metronomy||The English Riviera|
|PJ Harvey||Let England Shake|
The overall winner of the 2011 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show on Tuesday 6 September 2011.
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