Bafta-nominated Irish actress Jessie Buckley was nominated for a UK Mercury Music Award for her debut album.
Buckley (32), born in illarney, who recently won an Olivier Award for her stage performance for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in Cabaret, has been nominated for her album For All Our Days That Tear The Heart. collaborated with Suede’s former guitarist, Bernard Butler.
The Chernobyl actress was also nominated for best supporting actress at this year’s Baftas for her role in director Maggie Gyllenhaal’s debut film The Lost Daughter, which also stars Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson.
She teamed up with Brit award-winning producer Butler to create an album that grew out of a shared love and ancestral attachment to Ireland.
Butler won a second Mercury Award with his former band Suede in 1993 and said: “I’m so lucky I’m still doing this here. I should be working in the quiet quarters of Sainsbury’s but but I’m glad I’m still here. I’m here. Life is good.”
Harry Styles earned his first Mercury Award nomination on a shortlist of a host of other first-time nominees.
The former One Direction star turned solo artist Styles (28) has been nominated for her third solo studio album Harry’s House, which has just reached its sixth week at number one on the UK album chart and is now at number one. has more weeks at the top of the chart than all of Direction’s One Albums combined.
Ten of the 12 artists competed for the prestigious award, recognizing the best British Album of the Year, appearing for the first time.
Among them are Leeds-based rock group Yard Act with their debut studio album The Overload and award-winning Brit best alternative rock band Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under.
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Fender told BBC 6 Music that the recording was a “very personal and important record for me and the boys, and for it to be recognized is a crazy thing.
“It’s an absolute honor and I’m delighted. Fingers over and we’ll see what happens, but just being nominated is an honor.”
Little Simz, who won Best New Artist at the Brit Awards, scooped up another Mercury Award nomination this year for Sometimes I Can Be Introvert – was on the shortlist this year 2019 for her album Gray Area.
The Isle of Wight band Wet Leg, who made headlines with their performance at Glastonbury this year, were also nominated for their number one album of the same name while Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie made the list. short book for the critically acclaimed Forest Floor after Cairn album released last year.
British pop singer Self Esteem appeared on the shortlist for her second studio album, Priorifying Pleasure, named best album of 2021 by a number of outlets including The Guardian and The Sunday Times, while singer-songwriter Joy Crookes’ debut album Skin also features.
Rock duo Nova Twins have been nominated for their album Supernova, and singer and guitarist Amy Love said they celebrated their nomination in a tequila bar in Hastings.
“It’s been a dream of ours so we just feel great to be a part of that list, because it’s a beautiful list,” she said.
There is also rapper Kojey Radical for Reason To Smile and Welsh musician Gwenno with his album Tresor, which is sung mainly in Cornish.
Albums that missed out on the shortlist included chart-topping 30-year-old Adele, rapper Dave’s Our All In This Together and Post-punks Irish Fontaines DC’s Skinty Fia.
The shortlist for the Mercury Prize was narrowed down by a jury this year that included DJ Annie Mac, musician Jamie Cullum, broadcaster Jamz Supernova, songwriter Anna Calvi, broadcaster Danielle Perry and songwriter Hazel Wilde .
The judges said, “It’s not easy to get 12 albums this year, simply because there are so many remarkable albums to choose from.
“It’s proof that British and Irish music thrived during turbulent times in history, with selected albums covering everything from imaginative pop to avant-garde rap to pop folk. space-rock of the Cornish language.
“We feel that these 12 great albums all have something to say artistically and socially, all in their own unique and rich ways. Now comes the really hard part. .. choose only one overall winner.”
This year’s shortlist was announced at a launch event hosted by BBC Music’s Huw Stephens on Tuesday.
It was also announced live at 11am by Nemone on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their special Mercury Prize shortlist.
The awards ceremony will take place on September 8 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
It will feature live performances by many of the shortlisted artists, culminating in the announcement of the 2022 Mercury Prize winners.
Arlo Parks was named the winner in 2021, she won the prestigious award for her debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/irish-actress-jessie-buckleys-debut-album-nominated-for-mercury-music-prize-41869240.html Irish actress Jessie Buckley’s debut album nominated for a Mercury Music Award