Harry Styles was nominated for the first ever Mercury Award.
One Direction star’s third solo album, Harry’s House, was shortlisted for the prestigious Music Award, making it the top 10 albums of the year.
The 28-year-old The As It Was hitmaker will compete with the likes of Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under and Little Simz’ Sometimes I May Be an Introvert for the overall award.
Exciting announcement: Harry Styles (pictured) has been nominated for the first ever Mercury Award
The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize, is an annual music award given to the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish work.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on September 8 at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London.
The shortlist also includes Self-Esteem, Joy Crooks, Fergus McCready, Guino, Jesse Buckley, Bernard Butler, Cooji Radical, Nova Twins, Wet Leg and Yard Act.
The jury—which includes musicians Anna Calvey, Jimmy Cullum and Lowell Karner, and is chaired by head of music, 6 Music and Radio 2, Jeff Smith commented: ‘Having 12 albums this year wasn’t easy, just for the sake of it. Many wonderful things to choose from.
The competition: The playmaker, 28, will compete with the likes of Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under for the award (pictured Sam)
This is proof that British and Irish music thrives during turbulent periods in history, with select albums covering everything from fantasy pop to groundbreaking rap to Cornish folk rock.
We feel these 12 great albums have something to say artistically and socially, all in unique and enriching ways.
“Now comes the really hard part… picking just one winner.”
Well done: Harry Styles will also compete with Little Simz’ Sometimes I Can Be an Introvert to crown the overall winner (Little Simz portrayed)
Stars: Gwenno (left) and Koji Radikal (right) were also nominated for the award and were photographed at Tuesday’s shortlist event
The 2022 Awards Gallery will feature live performances by many selected artists, and the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the Mercury Prize 2022 with a free album now for the year.
Mercury Prize 2022: Nominations
Top 10 albums of the year:
Fergus McCready – forest floor
Guino – treasure
Harry Stiles Harry’s house
Jesse Buckley and Bernard Butler For all our days that break the heart
Joy Crooks – leather
Koji Radical – The reason you smile
Little Sims I can be an introvert sometimes
Nova Twins – Supernova
Fender himself – Seventeen being under
Respect my self – Prioritize the fun
wet leg – wet leg
yard law – overload
It comes after it was revealed last week that the Harry icon will become the subject of a college module, after Texas State University confirmed that students will present the theme in the spring of 2023.
The college’s assistant professor of digital history, Dr. Louis Dean Valenica, shared the news on Twitter, joking: “This is what a position looks like.”
The course, titled Harry Styles and The Cult Of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet and European Pop Culture, will see students examine the hitmaker and his impact on the industry in relation to ‘Questions of Gender and Gender’.
In his tweet, Dr. Lewis shared an image of the course poster, along with an email from the Honors College confirming that the unit will be available to students next year.
The module poster states that it will focus on “British musician Harry Styles and European popular culture to understand the cultural and political evolution of contemporary celebrities as it relates to issues of gender, gender, race, class, nation, globalization, media, fashion and fans. Culture, Internet culture and consumerism.
The credits module will count as Honors in History Studies (European or Global) and International Studies at Texas State University.
Students studying in European Studies, Popular Cultural Studies, Diversity Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies will be able to enter the unit.
Discussing his decision to propose the course, Dr. Valencia told KXAN: “The way I like to describe the class is that it really relates to the history of the last 12 years or so.
Nominees for Hope: Jesse Buckley and Bernard Buckley who were also nominated together in the shortlist event
Nominees: Self-Esteem (left) and The Nova Twins (right) looked in good spirits at the shortlist event
Expected: The 2022 Awards Gallery will feature live performances by several selected artists and the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner (Harry’s photo)
The Trio: Jay Russell, Sam Shipston, and Ryan Needham of Yard Act attended the shortlist event together as well.
So, it’s about Harry Styles the same way some chapters talk about the Beatles. You might take a class like this to learn, “What was the ’60s like?”
It comes as Harry was recently compared to the late Queen’s star Freddie Mercury after a string of “glamorous” gigs.
He was wowing audiences around the world with his Love On Tour show – with former One Direction co-star Niall Horan among the faces in the crowd at his latest show in London.
Some concertgoers have compared him to music legend Freddy, who was best known for his glowing performance before his tragic death in 1991.
Wow: This comes after it was revealed last week that the Harry icon will become the topic for a college module, after Texas State University confirmed that students will introduce the topic in Spring 2023.
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