Huffpost Entertainment

2013 Mercury Prize For Album Of The Year Nominates David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg

Posted: Updated:
David Bowie is up for a big prize.
David Bowie is up for a big prize.

LONDON -- Teenage troubadour Jake Bugg and 66-year-old rock icon David Bowie are among nominees for Britain's eclectic and prestigious Mercury prize for album of the year.

Bowie is nominated for "The Next Day," his first album in a decade, and Bugg for his rootsy self-titled debut.

The 20,000 pound ($32,000) prize is open to acts from Britain and Ireland, and has a reputation for rewarding new talent – but bookies made the veteran Bowie favorite to take the trophy this year.

The 12-strong list of nominees announced Wednesday also includes solo artists Laura Marling, James Blake, Jon Hopkins and Laura Mvula, electronic duo Disclosure and bands Arctic Monkeys, Rudimental, Savages, Foals and Villagers.

The winner will be announced Oct. 30 at a ceremony in London.

___

Online: www.mercuryprize.com

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
FALL MUSIC PREVIEW 2013
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Mercury Prize 2013: who are this year's nominees? - Telegraph

BBC News - Mercury Prize 2013: The nominees

Mercury Prize 2013: List of nominees in full - News - Music - The ...

Mercury Music Prize nominations 2013: David Bowie leads the day ...

Mercury Prize 2013 nominations revealed | News | NME.COM

2013 Mercury Prize Shortlist – Flavorwire

Hidden Track » 2013 Mercury Prize Shortlist Unveiled

Mercury prize 2013: David Bowie's The Next Day is favourite on ...

David Bowie, Rudimental, more among Mercury Prize 2013 ...