Ed Sheeran and friend and collaborator Stormzy are among the 12 nominees in the UK for the Mercury Prize for album of the year.

Sheeran is nominated for his chart-dominating third album ÷ (Divide), with Stormzy shortlisted for his debut, Gang Signs & Prayer. Seven of this year's nominees are nominated for their debut albums.

Previous winners The xx and Alt-J are also among the nominees with Kate Tempest receiving her second nomination.

The winner will be announced on September 14 in London. 

The Mercury Prize nominees:
Alt-J - Relaxer

Blossoms - Blossoms

Dinosaur - Together, As One

Ed Sheeran - ÷ (Divide)

Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

J Hus - Common Sense

Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos

Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone

Sampha - Process

Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

The Big Moon - Love in the 4th Dimension

The xx - I See You