Harry Styles and Sam Fender nominated for 2022 Mercury Prize

The organisers of the prestigious music honour - which recognises the best British or Irish album of the last 12 months unveiled the 12 contenders on this year's Album of the Year shortlist on Tuesday. The former One Direction star made his debut on the list with his third album Harry's House while Fender is also a first-time nominee with Seventeen Going Under. Rapper Little Simz is one of two returning nominees. She was previously shortlisted for her 2019 album Grey Area and returns this year with Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.

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