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Ed Sheeran '÷' shortlisted for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize 27 July 2017

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‘Divide’ is the third album from Ed Sheeran, released on Asylum Records / Atlantic Records in March and is the bestselling album of 2017 (So Far). With producers including Sheeran, Benny Blanco, Labrinth and Johnny McDaid, the record-breaking album includes the singles ‘Galway Girl’, 'Barcelona', 'Nancy Mulligan' & 'Save Myself' which were co-written with BDi songwriter & Artist Amy Wadge. 

The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrates and promotes the best of UK music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres. The Shortlist was chosen by an independent judging panel and revealed at our Launch event, hosted by BBC Music’s Huw Stephens.

The judges said “This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist celebrates the remarkable power of British music. What these artists have in common is an infectious pleasure in music making and an arresting sense of urgency about the music they make. They delight in exploring musical possibilities and refusing to be pinned down by genre conventions.” 

The 2017 Awards Show will take place on Thursday 14 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

To see the shortlist in full visit The Mercury Prize website here - http://bit.ly/2tMdXth