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