The prize is given to the best album from artists in the UK and Ireland over the past year. Ed Sheeran’s new album Divide, Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer, The xx’s third album I See You and Sampha’s Process are all included. Other names on the shortlist include The Big Moon, Alt-J and J Hus.
Find the full list below and the winner will be announced in a ceremony on September 14. Skepta’s Konnichiwa won in 2016.
Alt-J – Relaxer
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
Blossoms – Blossoms
Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Sampha – Process
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
The xx – I See You