The Hyundai Mercury Prize 2018 winner is to be announced tonight, Thursday 20 September. Over the last 10 years, three of the winning acts have included female artists: Speech Debelle (2009), The XX (2010), PJ Harvey (2011).
This year’s shortlist is fairly evenly weighted with five female artists and seven male artists. Check out our female focused Mercury Prize playlist below.
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
Everything is Recorded – Everything is Recorded
Florence + The Machine – High as Hope
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
King Krule – The Ooz
Lily Allen – No Shame
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
Jorja Smith (2018 nominee)
Florence + The Machine (2018 nominee)
Lily Allen (2018 nominee)
Nadine Shah (2018 nominee)
Wolf Alice (2018 nominee)
Speech Debelle (2009 winner)
The XX (2010 winner)
PJ Harvey (2011 winner)