The nominations for the prestigious Mercury Prize for 2011 have been announced, whilst there are some very popular artists included there are also several who have been excluded.
Music experts from within the industry have stated that those who have been excluded but really should have been included are the Wild Beasts, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and The Horrors.
Many people believed that the Arctic Monkeys may have been awarded the prize for 2011 although their failure to even be nominated has come as a shock to everyone. The band have revealed that whilst they are very disappointed not to be nominated they will continue to focus on making music and pleasing their many fans.
Previous winners who have been included in the nominations for 2011 include Elbow and PJ Harvey. Both acts have stated that they are very honoured to be nominated after all ready receiving the prize.
UK music fans who are enjoy mainstream music will be happy that Adele, Tinie Tempah and Katy B have all received nominations for the 2011 awards. Katy B who is relatively new to the music scene has stated that she is very shocked to have received a nomination but she also very proud of what she has achieved in a small amount of time.
Tinie Tempah who has become one of the most popular artists within the UK has been tipped to have a very good chance of winning the award. The artist continues to release popular music with him recently producing numerous collaborations with other popular artists within the music industry.
It will not come as surprise to many people that Adele has also received a nomination for the prize. The artist has dominated the charts this year and her work has proven to be influential all over the world. Her new album 21 has helped her to achieve several records relation to the music industry.
The full shortlist for the acts who have been nominated for the award include Adele, Anna Calvi, Elbow, Everything Everything, Ghostpoet, Gwilym Simcock, James Blake, Katy B, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Metronomy, PJ Harvey and Tinie Tempah.