Singer Amy Winehouse and rock group Arctic Monkeys are among the 12 nominees for the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize.
Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys' second albums - Back To Black and Favourite Worse Nightmare - were announced on the shortlist at a conference at London's The Hospital venue on Tuesday (17Jul07).
British bookmakers William Hill have given 4/1 odds that either acts take home the coveted prize on 4 September (07).
Arctic Monkeys took home the gong last year (06) for their debut disc Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, while 2003's winner, London rapper Dizzee Rascal is up for his third album Maths + English.
The Mercury Prize shortlist is as follows:
The Young Knives - Game (Up All Night)
Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
Klaxons - Myths Of The New Future
The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Basquiat Strings - Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford
Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
Maps - We Can Create
Fionn Regan - End Of History
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worse Nightmare.
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