Among the 12 contenders for the album of the year prize, grime and hip hop artist Stormzy is nominated for his debut offering Gang Signs And Prayer.
Completing the shortlist are Glass Animals with their sophomore effort How To Be A Human Being.
But the flame-haired hunk will have to beat off stiff competition from other musicians as he will go up against grime artist Stormzy for his debut LP "Gang Signs & Prayer", songwriter Sampha - whose full name is Sampha Sisay - for his debut album "Process" and The XX's "I See You".
Lesser know artists whose albums were nominated include Sampha، J Hus، Loyle Carner، Dinosaur and The Big Moon.
IAF Launches Rescue Operations In Gujarat, Rajasthan
NDRF along with Air Force has been pressed into the rescue operation , however, ongoing rains are hampering the relief work. People stand on the promenade along the flooded Sabarmati river after heavy rain in Ahmedabad , India, Jul 25, 2017.
The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth clinches Claret Jug
On the long 15th he drained a huge eagle putt across the green to recapture the lead, and another birdie on 16 took him two clear. For starters, a win for Spieth is not only a third major championship, but also the third leg of the career Grand Slam.
Sheeran is nominated for the first time behind his massively successful ÷ LP, which became the fastest-selling pop album by a male artist in United Kingdom history earlier this year.
This will be the first time The Castle on the Hill singer has made the shortlist, whereas Alt-J will be hoping to collect their second Mercury crown. Jamie Cullum and Jessie Ware also feature on the panel alongside broadcaster Clara Amfo and Jeff Smith, Head of Music at BBC 6 Music and Radio 2.
The judges said: "This year's Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist celebrates the remarkable power of British music".
The Hyundai Mercury Prize awards show will take place at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on 14 September.
WhatsApp Now Has One Billion Daily Active Users
While using the in-app camera, the user can now swipe up to get a preview of all the photos and videos for easy uploads. For the sake of comparison, Facebook just recently announced that it now has about 2 billion monthly users.
Monaco's Mendy moves to City
The 23-year-old signed a six-year contract with the Citizens to become one of the many signings to join Pep Guardiola's squad. Aleksandar Kolarov was sold to Roma on Saturday, following Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna in leaving.
President to reverse policy on trans people in military
Hiebert, who also served in the Air Force, says transgender people should be allowed to serve. "We're not going to stop fighting". This reverses a policy change put in place by President Obama a year ago to allow transgender troops to serve openly.
Love Island comes to an end
An average of 2.43 million viewers tuned in live to see Kem and Amber crowned the winning couple - a huge figure for the network. After numerous dumpings and re-couplings, the show ended with four couples making the final.