Mercury Prize Recognizes More Women Than Ever
Catherine Strawn / July 24, 2009
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The 2009 Mercury Prize shortlist for the Album of the Year award has been released, and of the 12 nominees, five are women. This is a record number of ladies being recognized for the prize, which is awarded each year to British and Irish musicians for an exceptional album. Who are these five talented women getting praise across the pond? Let's take a look.