Music fans are thrilled over this year's 'diverse' Mercury Prize nominees


Following Thursday's reveal of this year's Mercury Prize nominees, Twitter has been alight with opinion as #MercuryPrize sat at the top of the trending list for a long while.

This year's nominees include artists as varied as David Bowie, The 1975, Bat For Lashes, Skepta and Michael Kiwanuka, among others.

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Mercury Music Prize 2016 nominations - Skepta

And it seems that most music fans are thrilled with the line-up, with it being dubbed "diverse", and others pleased that this year there are two grime artists in the mix: Kano and Skepta.

Other notable mentions include previous winner Anohni, who won the prize back in 2005 with her album I Am Bird Now while under the name Antony and the Johnsons.

Laura Mvula has received her second Mercury nomination for her sophomore album The Dreaming Room: the singer-songwriter's 2013 debut Sing To The Moon was also nominated.

The other nominees are The Comet Is Coming, Savages, Jamie Woon and Radiohead, which has become the most-nominated act in the Mercury Prize's history.

Many of the tweets shared on social media certainly range on the positive side following the announcement of the nominees.