In our 9/10 review, we said of Konnichiwa:
"Skepta has released Konnichiwa at a time when grime is still raw and heavily political. Whether or not grime loses its threat in the near future,Konnichiwa will still stand tall as a hard-hitting soundtrack to unfulfilling life in cruel Britain that's achieved by giving a microphone to voices that otherwise wouldn't have been heard."
This year, a 12-artist shortlist was unveiled as part of a launch event live on BBC 6 Music. Fans and followers voted online to select the first of six finalists, with the remaining five finalists (and overall winner) picked by an panel of expert judges. The shorter shortlist featured Laura Mvula, Radiohead, David Bowie, Skepta, Michael Kiwanuka, and The 1975 - the latter scooped the public nom.
Jessie Ware, Clara Amfo, Jarvis Cocker, Kate Tempest, and Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice were among this year's Mercury judges.
The 2015 Mercury Prize was won by Benjamin Clementine for his debut album At Least For Now.
Mercury Prize 2016 Nominees