The 16th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize once again celebrates the best in Irish recorded music; the winning act will receive €10,000, and shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award. Previous Irish Album of the Year winners include Villagers, Soak, The Gloaming and in 2020, Lankum. 

The Irish Album of the Year 2020 will be announced live on RTÉ 2FM in a special Tracy Clifford Show from 12-3 pm on Thursday 4th March - listen to the shortlisted albums below...

Bitch Falcon - Staring at Clocks (Small Pond Recordings)

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Denise Chaila - Go Bravely (narolane)

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Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death (Partisan Records)

 JyellowL - 2020 DIvision (JyellowL Records)

Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine (Loaded Records)

Nealo - All The Leaves Are Falling (2020 Nealo)

 Pillow Queens - In Waiting (Pillow Queens Records)

 Ailbhe Reddy - Personal History (Friends of the Family)

 Niamh Regan – Hemet (The Black Gate Label)

 Silverbacks – Fad (Central Tones)

The Irish Album of the Year 2020 will be announced live on RTÉ 2FM in a special Tracy Clifford Show from 12-3 pm on Thursday 4th March and broadcast live on RTÉ Player. The show will feature live performances from some of the shortlisted acts - stay tuned for further details!