David Bowie's Blackstar album favourite for Mercury prize

DAVID Bowie has been nominated for the Mercury Prize for his last album, Blackstar

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 11:44 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:03 pm
David Bowie's last album Blackstar has been shortlisted for the Mercury music prize. Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Bowie is the favourite to become a posthumous winner of the Mercury music prize for Blackstar, the acclaimed album released days before his death.

The record will compete against albums by artists including Radiohead, Skepta and Laura Mvula, as well as The 1975 and Bat For Lashes.

Radiohead received a nod for the hotly anticipated offering A Moon Shaped Pool.

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Bowie never won the Mercury prize, despite previous nominations in 2002 for Heathen and in 2013 with his comeback album, The Next Day.

The 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize nominations

David Bowie – Blackstar

Jamie Woon – Making Time

Anohni – Hopelesssness

Kano – Made In The Manor

Bat For Lashes – The Bride

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room

Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet SO Unaware Of It

Skepta – Konnichiwa Savages – Adore Life

The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits