Stormzy On His Mercury Prize 2017 Nomination: “Over The Moon Right Now"
27 July 2017, 15:34
Also among the nominees are Sampha, J Hus, Ed Sheeran and more.
Stormzy has been nominated for the Mercury Prize 2017, and it's safe to say he's pretty excited.
The Croydon rapper received a nod on this years list of nominees for his debut studio album 'Gang Signs & Prayer', which was released back in February.
After the news was revealed, Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
"I put my heart, my soul and my absolute everything into making this album" the Grime MC tweeted.
"Over the moon right now. Giving God the glory."
The 'Big For The Boots' star also took the time to shout out fellow South London rapper Loyle Carner on his nomination.
"South London boys flying high," he said in appreciation for his peer.
Big up my bruddah @LoyleCarner as well more than deserved. South London boys flying high— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 27, 2017
Also in the running for this year's prize is London native J Hus with his debut album 'Common Sense', whilst Brit singer-songwriter Sampha picked up a nod for his debut record 'Process'.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
Dinosaur: ‘Together, As One’
Ed Sheeran: ‘Divide’
Glass Animals: ‘How To Be A Human Being’
J Hus: ‘Common Sense’
Kate Tempest: ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’
Loyle Carner: ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
Stormzy: ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’
The Big Moon: ‘Love In The Fourth Dimension’
The xx: ‘I See You’