PJ Harvey favourite for Mercury Prize


PJ Harvey is 2/1 favourite with Ladbrokes to win the Mercury Music Prize for her album Let England Shake.

In what looks like a vintage year for female vocalists, the 2001 Mercury winner is likely to face tough competition from Adele (5/1) and Anna Calvi (6/1).

James Blake is 7/1 to win for his self-titled debut album, while Tinie Tempah is 16/1. 2009 winners Elbow are 25/1 outsiders.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said, “The Mercury Prize is notoriously hard to call, but PJ Harvey’s got a great pedigree, and Let England Shake has all the hallmarks of an award-winning album.”

To Win the Mercury Music Prize 2011
2/1 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
5/1 Adele – 21
6/1 Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
7/1 James Blake – James Blake
10/1 Katy B – On A Mission
10/1 Metronomy – The English Riviera
12/1 Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
16/1 Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
16/1 Everything Everything – Man Alive
16/1 Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau
25/1 Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys!
25/1 King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine