Singer AMY WINEHOUSE and rock group ARCTIC MONKEYS are among the 12 nominees for the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize.
Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys’ second albums – Back To Black and Favourite Worst Nightmare – were announced on the shortlist at a conference at London’s The Hospital venue on Tuesday.
British bookmakers William Hill have given 4/1 odds that either acts take home the coveted prize on September 4.
Arctic Monkeys took home the gong last year for their debut disc Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, while 2003′s winner, London rapper Dizzee Rascal is up for his third album Maths & English.
The Mercury Prize shortlist is as follows:
The Young Knives – Game (Up All Night)
Bat For Lashes – Fur and Gold
Jamie T – Panic Prevention
Klaxons – Myths Of The New Future
The View – Hats Off To The Buskers
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Basquiat Strings – Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford
Dizzee Rascal – Maths & English
New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom
Maps – We Can Create
Fionn Regan – End Of History
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare.
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