Winehouse And Monkeys Among Mercury Nominees
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 Worse Nightmare - were announced on the shortlist at a conference at London's The Hospital venue on Tuesday (17Jul07).
British bookmakers William Hill have given 4/1 odds that either acts take home the coveted prize on 4 September (07).
Arctic Monkeys took home the gong last year (06) 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 Worse Nightmare.