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The Mercury Prizeformerly called the Mercury Music Prizeis an annual music prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act. It was later sponsored by Technics  toPanasonic  andNationwide Building Society to and Barclaycard to The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland.
Presentation of the awards usually takes place at an Awards Show in October, after the shortlist is announced at the Album of the Year Launch in September. It is often observed that bands whose albums are shortlisted, or win the prize, experience a large increase in album sales, particularly for lesser known acts. The winner also receives an additional winner's One By One - Chumbawamba - Tubthumper. To date, PJ Harvey is the only artist to have won the award on more than one occasion in and She was also the first female solo artist to receive the award.
Thom Yorke has 6 nominations, 5 with Radiohead and one for The Eraserbut has never won. The Mercury Prize can have a considerable effect on sales for those artists who are shortlisted. Despite being regarded by many as highly prestigious, it has been suggested that having an album nominated for or winning the Mercury Prize could be a curse on a career in music.
Inthe band Gorillaz requested that their eponymous debut album be withdrawn from the shortlist, with cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals saying that winning the award would be "like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity".
All genres of music are eligible for entry, and it is stated that all are treated equally, with only the music on the album being taken into account. None has ever won, and there has not been a shortlisted classical album since The Mercury Prize also has a reputation for being awarded to outside chances rather than the favourites. Other music journalists critical of the awards stated that the award should not have been given to Antony and the Johnsons for their album I Am a Bird Now as, although they are British-born and therefore eligible for the Prize, the band were based in the United States.
Current eligibility criteria state that all albums must be available to Nowhere - Various - 1994 Mercury Music Prize Ten Albums Of The Year Sampler as a digital release in the UK.
It has also been noted Nowhere - Various - 1994 Mercury Music Prize Ten Albums Of The Year Sampler heavy metal has been overlooked by the prize. A article by Vice on the Mercury Prize said "Metal certainly never gets a look-in, not even on the official entry information form: 'The Prize is open to all types of music, including pop, rock, folk, urban, dance, jazz, blues, electronica, classical…'"  The only metal record that has ever been nominated for the Mercury Prize is Troublegum by Therapy?
InMercury chair of judges Simon Frith said "[Metal] is a niche that a lot of people don't listen to. Totals listed are for bands or artists nominated more than once under the same name. It does not include appearances on compilations e.
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