The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize (new window) was revealed this morning via a live video stream on the Barclaycard Facebook page (new window).
In a first for the prestigious music award, Barclaycard’s 78,000 Facebook fans were able to watch the 12 Albums of the Year announced live online.
The video stream also featured performances from two of the shortlisted artists, Anna Calvi and Gwilym Simcock.
In the run-up to the Barclaycard Mercury Prize event on Tuesday, 6 September, Barclaycard Facebook fans will be able to access exclusive content, competitions and news on the social networking site.
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year 2011 shortlist:
21 by Adele
Anna Calvi by Anna Calvi
Build a Rocket Boys! by Elbow
Diamond Mine by King Creosote & John Hopkins
Disc-Overy by Tinie Tempah
The English Riviera by Metronomy
Good Days at Schloss Elmau by Gwilym Simcock
James Blake by James Blake
Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
Man Alive by Everything Everything
On a Mission by Katy B
Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam by Ghostpoet