Mercury Prize 2022 Performance Highlights: Little Simz, Sam Fender, Wet Leg & More
- The Mercury Prize 2022 took place at Eventim Apollo in London on October 18, 2022.
The award is an annual music prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act.
The event was supposed to go ahead last month, but the ceremony was called off on September 8th following the death of the Queen.
The ceremony was hosted by Lauren Laverne and broadcasted on BBC Four from 9pm-10.15pm BST.
The 12 albums that have been shortlisted for the Album Of The Year award were announced earlier this summer.
Eleven of the 12 nominees performed one track from their shortlisted album at the ceremony. But only Harry Styles was unable to attend.
This year, British rapper Little Simz won Mercury Prize 2022 for her fourth studio album “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”.
The album was released on September 3, 2022 and reached No. 4 on the UK Albums chart.
- In a statement, the Mercury Prize judging panel said, “In a year that has, to put it mildly, presented rather a lot of challenges, British and Irish music has thrived more than ever. That made it extremely hard for the judges to choose an overall winner from the 12 “Albums of the Year” on the 2022 Mercury Prize With Free Now shortlist, simply because all of them had so much to offer. When it came down to it, the judges were so impressed by Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz that everyone could get behind it. This accomplished and complex yet entirely accessible album is the work of someone striving constantly to push herself. It deals with themes both personal and political while putting them against music that is as sophisticated as it is varied. The Mercury Prize is all about shining a light on albums of lasting value and real artistry. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert has both.”
The Mercury Prize 2022 Winner
Little Simz “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”
The Mercury Prize 2022 Nominees
- Little Simz
“Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”
- Fergus McCreadie
- Harry Styles
- Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler
“For All Our Days That Tear the Heart”
- Joy Crookes
- Kojey Radical
“Reason to Smile”
- Nova Twins
- Sam Fender
“Seventeen Going Under”
- Self Esteem
- Wet Leg
- Yard Act
Photo by Mercury Prize
- source : Mercury Prize