The Mercury Prize, formerly known as the Mercury Music Prize, was established in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards and is known for its eclectic mix of musical genres.
Other artists to have won include Arctic Monkeys, Skepta, Dave, Wolf Alice, Ms. Dynamite, Dizzee Rascal, Klaxons, James Blake, Pulp, Elbow, The xx, Suede and alt-J.
And last year’s winner was singer-songwriter and poet Arlo Parks for his album Collapsed Into Sunbeams.
PJ Harvey is the only artist to have won the award twice – for Let England Shake and Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.
To be eligible for the prize, more than 50% of a band’s members must be British or Irish, and submissions are made by record labels.
The shortlist is chosen “based solely on their musical merit and regardless of the popularity or success of any album or act that was submitted in the previous calendar year.”
The 2022 awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 8 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
Here are the bookmakers’ favorites to win – and their odds.