Plan B's 'iLL Manors' Nominated For Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012

12 September 2012, 17:57

The 12 artists shortlisted for this year's Album Of The Year award have been released.

Plan B is among the star names shortlisted for the Album Of The Year prize at this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

The 'Strickland Banks' star's latest record 'iLL Manors' will go up against the likes of Alt J, Ben Howard and Jessie Ware for the annual prize which will be announced on 1st Noevember live from the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Last year saw PJ Harvey take home the much coveted prize for her album 'Let England Shake' and became the first artist to ever win the award twice.

Past winners also include Dizzee Rascal in 2003 for 'Boy In Da Corner' and Arctic Monkeys in 2006 for their debut 'What Ever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'.

This year will also see indie stars The Maccabees' 'Given To The Wild' going up against self titled efforts from Roller Trio and Django Django. 

The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012 is as follows:

  • The Maccabees – 'Given To The Wild'
  • Jessie Ware – 'Devotion'
  • Roller Trio – 'Roller Trio'
  • Django Django – 'Django Django'
  • Field Music – 'Plumb'
  • Plan B – 'iLL Manors'
  • Micheal Kiwanuka – 'Home Again'
  • Sam Lee – 'Ground Of Its Own'
  • Richard Hawley – 'Standing At The Sky's Edge'
  • Ben Howard – 'Every Kingdom'
  • Lianne La Havas – 'Is Your Love Big Enough'
  • Alt-J – 'An Awesome Wave'

Meanwhile, Plan B is also currently starring in new movie The Sweeney alongside British star Ray Winstone and made his directorial debut with his film iLL Manors earlier this year.

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