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Paul Weller heads up Mercury prize nominations

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Published: 20th Jul 2010 11:53:56

Paul Weller leads the nominations for this year's Mercury Music Prize, 16 years after he was nominated for his album Wild Wood.

Past-winner Dizzee Rascal is also in the running with The XX, former nominee Laura Marling, indie band Wild Beasts and folk-rock quartet Mumford and Sons.

They are joined by Corinne Bailey Rae, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Villagers, I Am Kloot and the Kit Downes Trio.

The winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on 7 September.

Previous winners have included Speech Debelle, Elbow, Klaxons, and Arctic Monkeys.

The prize is open to UK and Irish acts who have released albums over the past year.

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