All the Mercury Prize winners since 1992 are listed below.

Here are 7 deadly songs of the greats:


Artist Portishead

Won 1995

Album Dummy

Stand Out Song Glory Box


Artist Badly Drawn Boy

Won 2000

Album The Hour Of Bewilderbeast

Stand Out Song Once Around The Block


Artist PJ Harvey

Won 2001

Album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

Stand Out Song This Mess We’re In


Artist Dizzee Rascal

Won 2003

Album Boy in da Corner

Stand Out Song Fix Up, Look Sharp


Artist Arctic Monkeys

Won 2006

Album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Stand Out Song I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor


Artist alt-J

Won 2012

Album An Awesome Wave

Stand Out Song Breezeblocks


Artist James Blake

Won 2013

Album Overgrown

Stand Out Song Retrograde


Past Winners:

  • 1992   Primal Scream – Screamadelica
  • 1993   Suede – Suede
  • 1994   M People – Elegant Slumming
  • 1995   Portishead – Dummy
  • 1996   Pulp – Different Class
  • 1997   Roni Size/Reprazent – New Forms
  • 1998   Gomez – Bring It On
  • 1999   Talvin Singh – Ok
  • 2000   Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast
  • 2001   PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
  • 2002   Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper
  • 2003   Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
  • 2004   Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
  • 2005   Antony and the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now
  • 2006   Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  • 2007   Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
  • 2008   Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
  • 2009   Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy
  • 2010   The xx – xx
  • 2011   PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  • 2012   Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
  • 2013   James Blake – Overgrown
  • 2014   Young Fathers – Dead
  • 2015   Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
  • 2016   Skepta – Konnichiwa

Here are the 2017 Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Alt-J – Relaxer
  • Blossoms – Blossoms
  • Dinosaur – Together, As One
  • Ed Sheeran – ÷
  • Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
  • J Hus – Common Sense
  • Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
  • Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
  • Sampha – Process
  • Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
  • The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
  • The xx – I See You

The 2017 Mercury Prize Awards Show will take place on Thursday 14 September at the Eventim Apollo, west London. BBC Four will show live television coverage of the awards on the night, and they’ll also be played on BBC Radio 6 Music.


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