The Hyundai Mercury prize shortlist was revealed with some actual pleasant surprises, named David Bowie, who has been honoured with a posthumous nomination for his final album Blackstar. This is Bowie's third nomination and follows seven months after the singer's death from cancer.

Radiohead have earned the title as the most nominated artists in the history of the prize with their fifth Mercury nomination for A Moon Shaped Pool. The irony is, they haven't won yet. Skepta, Kano and 1975 all nabbed their first nominations ever. Find the full shortlist below.

    Mercury Music Prize Shortlist:
  • Anohni - Hopelessness
  • Bat For Lashes - The Bride
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • Jamie Woon - Making Time
  • Kano - Made in the Manor
  • Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
  • Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
  • Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Savages - Adore Life
  • Skepta - Konnichiwa
  • The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  • The Comet Is Coming - Channel the Spirits