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Mercury Prize

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The Mercury Prize, formerly called the Mercury Music Prize, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album released by a musical act from the United Kingdom or Ireland.[1] It was created by Jon Webster and Robert Chandler in association with the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards.

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Mercury Prize
2022 Mercury Prize logo
Awarded forBest album from the United Kingdom or Ireland
Sponsored byFree Now
Date7 September 2023
VenueEventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Formerly calledMercury Music Prize
Reward(s)£25,000 (2017)
First awarded9 September 1992; 31 years ago (1992-09-09)
Last awarded7 September 2023; 18 days ago (2023-09-07)
Currently held byEzra CollectiveWhere I'm Meant to Be (2023)
Most awardsPJ Harvey (2 wins)
Most nominationsRadiohead and Arctic Monkeys (5 nominations)