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J Hus nominated for Mercury Prize 2017

NOMINEE: J Hus

J HUS debut album 'Common Sense' has been nominated for the Mercury Prize 2017.

The shortlist was chosen by an independent judging panel and was revealed this morning by BBC Music's Huw Stephens alongside other nominees, including:

alt-j - Relaxer
Blossoms - Blossoms
Dinosaur Together - As one
Ed Sheeran - Divide
Glass Animals - How to be a human being
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

This marks another significant moment for J Hus, as Common Sense came in at no. 6 on The Official Charts, and has since spent many weeks in the Top Ten selling over 60k albums to date – not to mention his recently announced European tour which is close to selling out.

The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrate and promote the best of UK music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres. It was also announced live by Tom Ravenscroft on Lauren Laverne’s show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

The judges said:

“This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist celebrates the remarkable power of British music. What these artists have in common is an infectious pleasure in music making and an arresting sense of urgency about the music they make. They delight in exploring musical possibilities and refusing to be pinned down by genre conventions.”

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