Mercury Prize award betting odds have been released by bookies ahead of the ceremony in September with Loyle Carner emerging as the frontrunner. The nominees were announced at the end of July and feature standout albums from the likes of Fred Again..., Jessie Ware, Young Fathers and Shygirl.
According to online betting guide, OLBG, Loyle Carner is the clear favourite at the top of the betting market at 9/4 with the odds now suggesting there’s a 30% chance of him winning the Mercury Prize for the first time. Carner is nominated for his album ‘hugo’ with odds of 9/4 to win the Mercury Prize with William Hill putting him ahead of the other contenders such as Jockstrap and Young Fathers.
Last year’s Mercury Prize went to hip-hop artist Little Simz for her fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Here are the Mercury Prize 2023 betting odds and who the favourite is amongst the list of nominees.
Mercury Prize 2023 betting odds
Loyle Carner - 9/4 (30.8%)
Jockstrap - 3/1 (25%)
Young Fathers 4/1 (20.0%)
Fred Again 5/1 (16.7%)
Lankum 6/1 (14.3%)
Mercury Prize 2023 nominees
There are 12 nominees in total for the award with the full list as follows:
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Ezra Collective - Where I’m Meant to Be
Fred Again - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)
J Hus - Beautiful and Brutal Yard
Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B
Lankum - False Lankum
Loyle Carner - Hugo
Olivia Dean - Messy
Raye - My 21st Century Blues
Shygirl - Nymph
Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
Who is performing at the Mercury Prize 2023?
The full list of Mercury Prize 2023 nominees performing at the ceremony are as follows...
Can I watch the 2023 Mercury Prize?
The winner is due to be announced at a special ceremony at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday, September 7. The show will be broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer from 9pm.