Mercury Music Prize Betting Odds

The annual Mercury Music Prize is awarded to the best album of the year by a British or Irish act. Mercury Music Prize betting and odds will be on offer from the best betting sites.

Mercury Music Prize Betting Odds

Mercury Music Prize Headlines

  • Indie rockers Wet Leg head the early Mercury Music Prize Odds

  • Twice nominated Kae Tempest would be a bold Mercury choice and the bookies think she has a good chance at odds around 6/1

  • Florence And The Machine who are regular nominees (but no wins) are again being considered for the prize according to the best betting sites. 

  • The shortlist of Mercury Music prize albums will be announced on Tuesday 26th July 2022, with the winner revealed on Thursday 8th September 2022. 


Artist Betting Odds
Wet Leg 4.5
Kae Tempest 7
Little Simz 8
Fontaines D.C. 9
Dave 11
Cate Le Bon 12
Black Country, New Road 13
Self Esteem 13
PinkPantheress 15
Bad Boy Chiller Crew 17
Black Midi 17
Central Cee 17
Cleo Sol 17
Joy Orbison 17
Kojey Radical 17
Yard Act 17
Charli XCX 21
Florence And The Machine 21
Joy Crookes 21
Nilüfer Yanya 21
Adele 26
Sam Fender 34
Liam Gallagher 101

Early Betting Odds

The betting features a host of artists who have been Mercury nominated in previous years, these include Black Midi, Fontaines D.C, and Little Simz.

Mercury Music Prize

The prestigious award was created in 1992 and is based solely on the merit of the album. 

The judges come from the great and the good of the music world and include musicians, presenters, producers, journalists, and festival organisers. 

The winner and nominees generally receive a huge increase in sales, although it does depend on the amount of coverage the list and ceremony garners. 

Mercury Sales Boost

It was reported that the debut album Psychodrama by Dave nearly doubled sales after winning the 2019 Mercury Music Prize.

If the award is picked up by mainstream news organisations, and has articles written in the press it can make a notable difference to albums sold and the artist's reputation. 

You always get some naysayers around artistic awards and those who pooh pooh choosing a winner from different music genres. 

But in these troubling times singers and bands, especially those less well known, often need a helping hand, just being on the Mercury Prize shortlist should give them a boost.

Most Nominated Music Prize Artists

  • Artists with longevity and those who continue producing quality work feature numerous times in the music nominations.
  • Top of the list is Radiohead with 5 nominations, (but no wins) followed by the Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling and PJ Harvey with four apiece. 
  • P J Harvey is the only artist who has won the award twice.
Artist Nominations
Radiohead 5
P J Harvey 4
Laura Marling 4
Arctic Monkeys 4
Anna Calvi 3
Bat For Lashes 3
Coldplay 3
David Bowie 3
Dizzee Rascal 3
Elbow 3
Florence and The Machine 3
Foals 3
Laura Marling 3
Michael Kiwanuka 3
Primal Scream 3
Pulp 3
Wolf Alice 3

Mercury Music Prize Betting

There is nothing complicated about betting on the Mercury Music Prize it is a betting market like a list of horses for the Grand National. 

You simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, select Mercury Music Prize.

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.

We have in-depth bookmaker reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.

Once on the betting app or bookmaker site, use the index and scroll down the index to the entertainment or specials sections.

Once you have found Mercury Music Prize you will see the full list of artists being offered as options to bet on.

  • All you need do is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the bet slip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simple hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see who is finally chosen.

Select A Bookmaker to bet on The Mercury Music Prize

If you don't have a currently active online betting app on your phone, take a look at the list of leading bookmakers. Betway, Ladbrokes & Paddy Power amongst many others will have Mercury Music Prize Odds.

Leading Bookmakers

Mercury Music Prize Last Year

  • Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo Parks won the Mercury Music Prize, the initial second favourite (4/1) was heavily backed into (7/4) on the day of the awards and duly won. 
  • Soul and R&B collective Sault had been long term favourites for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize but then drifted on the day to a best price of 100/30.
Artist Album Opening Betting Odds Betting Percentage Chance
Sault Untitled (Rise) 13/8 38.17%
Arlo Parks Collapsed In Sunbeams 4/1 20.00%
Laura Mvula Pink Noise 4/1 20.00%
Black Country New Road For The First Time 6/1 14.29%
Ghetts Conflict Of Interest 13/2 13.33%
Floating Points - Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra Promises 8/1 11.11%
Wolf Alice Blue Weekend 10/1 9.09%
Nubya Garcia Source 10/1 9.09%
Celeste Not Your Muse 10/1 9.09%
Mogwai As The Love Continues 16/1 6.67%
Berwyn Demotape/Vega 16/1 6.67%
Hannah Peel Fir Wave 20/1 4.76%

Previous Mercury Music Prize Winners

Year Artist Album
2021 Arlo Parks Chasing Sunbeams
2020 Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka
2019 Dave Psychodrama
2018 Wolf Alice Visions Of Life
2017 Sampha Process
2016 Skepta Konnichiwa
2015 Benjamin Clementine Deep Snow
2014 Young Fathers Dead
2013 James Blake Overgrown
2012 alt -J An Awesome Wave
2011 P J Harvey Let England Shake
2010 The xx xx
2009 Speech Debelle Speech Therapy
2008 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
2007 Klaxons Myths Of the Near Future
2006 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not
2005 Antony And The Johnsons I Am A Bird Now
2004 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
2003 Dizzee Rascal Boy In Da Corner
2002 Ms.Dynamite A Little Deeper
2001 P J Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
2000 Badly Drawn Boy The Hour Of Dewilderbeest
1999 Talvin Singh OK
1998 Gomez Bring It On
1997 Roni Size/Reprazent New Forms
1996 Pulp Different Class
1995 Portishead Dummy
1994 M People Elegant Slumming
1993 Suede Suede
1992 Primal Scream Screamadelica

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