1. Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware Talk Mercury Prize Noms: 'Pleased, Surprised, Ecstatic'

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites for Album of the Year Award British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for ...

  2. Jessie Ware, Michael Kiwanuka Talk Mercury Prize Noms; Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites For Award

    September 12, 2012 4:20 PM EDT British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Register today for the Billboard Hollyw ...

  3. The xx Wins 2010 Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2010 7:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he xx has won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut album, xx" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). The £20,000 ($31,000) prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Sept. 7). The result was scr ...

  4. The xx, Dizzee Rascal Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2010 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut have made the shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, along with albums from the xx, Dizzee Rascal and Corinne Bailey Rae. The 12-stron ...

  5. Mercury Prize Shortlist Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut share space on the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, announced today in London. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue ...

  6. Big Hitters React To Mercury Nominations

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Kasabian and Bat for Lashes have both expressed their delight to Billboard.biz at being nominated for the 2009 Barclaycard Music Prize. The acts were among the nominees present at the Hospital club in London today (July 21) for th ...

  7. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Prize Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning (July 22). Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/s ...

  8. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning. The list reflects "a remarkably rich year for British music," ...

  9. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annua ...