Harry's favourite, Dizzie Rascal gets Mercury nod

Wednesday July 21, 2010

The Mercury Music Prize Award nominees for 2010 have been announced, and Prince Harry will be happy about at least one of the names included on the shortlist.

One of the third-in-line's favourite acts, Dizzie Rascal has been nominated for the second time – this year for his new album Tongue N'Cheek.

He must fight off competition from the likes of Paul Weller – up for the prize for his new collection of songs Wake Up The Nation - and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Her new title, The Sea, has put her in the running.

Lesser known artists vying for the prize – which has helped launch the career of several new acts, including the Arctic Monkeys and Dizzie himself – include London trio The XX, and Scots outfit Biffy Clyro.

Click here for the full list of Mercury nominees.

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