Mercury Prize


The Mercury Prize 2018 Shortlist Pits Young Talent Against Big Names

It's odd to see acts like Noel Gallagher sitting beside rising jazz group Sons of Kemet or rapper Novelist—what does that say about the industry?


Young Fathers’ New "Toy" Visual Stars Little Kids as Powerful Leaders

It's an impactful, tongue-in-cheek statement from the Glasgow trio.


J Hus Emanates Power in His Video for "Spirit"

Shot in Ghana, the clip follows his Mercury Prize nomination from last week.


Speech Debelle: Comfortable at Last

In the weeks after releasing her third album, the former Mercury Prize winner cooked me dinner and we went in deep about music industry expectations and what it means to live.


Go Behind the Scenes With Skepta's New Documentary 'Greatness Only

It's an intimate look at a living grime legend, and it's available to stream via Apple Music now.


Good News at Last! You Can Now Listen to The xx's Beautiful New Single

Plus, all the details surrounding their forthcoming new album.


Skepta's Mercury Win: A Rare Glimmer of Light in a Year Full of Shit

It feels like a break in the clouds, where a group in charge of an important decision finally made one that is representative of the current UK climate.


Watch Michael C. Hall's Stirring Tribute to David Bowie at the Mercury Prize 2016

The star of Bowie's musical performed "Lazarus."


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Skepta Claims 2016 Mercury Prize

The London grime artist beat out Anohni, David Bowie, and more.