Adele And Harvey Are Favourites For Mercury Prize

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July 19, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Soul singer Adele will go head-to-head with cult rocker Pj Harvey for the album of the year honor at the 2011 Mercury Prize ceremony.
The Chasing Pavements hitmaker’s second record, 21, is joint favorite with Harvey’s critically-acclaimed Let England Shake on the shortlist for the prestigious prize.

Other hotly-tipped albums include rapper Tinie Tempah’s Disc-Overy and Elbow’s Build a Rocket Boys!, closely followed by Katy B’s On a Mission and singer/songwriter Anna Calvi’s self-titled debut.

The annual Mercury Prize is awarded to the most influential and groundbreaking British record of the previous 12 months. The ceremony will take place in London in September.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys!

James Blake – James Blake

Katy B – On a Mission

Metronomy – The English Riviera

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau

Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

Everything Everything – Man Alive

Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine

Adele – 21.