Lauren Laverne announced the Mercury Music Prize nominees in London today, before they gathered for photos. Dizzee Rascal, Corine Bailey-Rae and Paul Weller are a few of the solo artists nominated, along with Laura Marling. The xx, I Am Kloot, Mumford and Sons, Foals and Biffy Clyro are among the bands up for the award who may follow in 2009 winner Speech Debelle's footsteps. The ceremony will take place on September 7th.
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Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N' Cheek
The xx – xx
Paul Weller – Wake Up the Nation
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea
Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Foals – Total Life Forever
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
Kit Downes Trio – Golden
I Am Kloot – Sky at Night