Welsh Music Prize

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The Welsh Music Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from Wales, as voted for by members of the music industry. It was founded by music promoter John Rostron and radio presenter Huw Stephens in 2011.[1] It was originally scheduled to take place alongside Sŵn music festival in Cardiff but now takes place later in the year.[2]

Winners and shortlisted nominees[edit]

Year Winner Shortlisted nominees
2010–11 Gruff RhysHotel Shampoo[3]
2011–12 Future of the LeftThe Plot Against Common Sense[3]
2012–13 Georgia RuthWeek of Pines
2013–14 Joanna GruesomeWeird Sister
2014–15 GwennoY Dydd Olaf[4]
2015–16 Meilyr Jones2013[5]
2016–17 The Gentle GoodRuins/Adfeilion[6]
  • Baby Queens – Baby Queens
  • Bendith (Plu and Colorama) – Bendith
  • Cotton Wolf – Life in Analogue
  • H. HawklineI Romanticize
  • Toby Hay – The Gathering
  • HMS Morris – Interior Design
  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Y Proffwyd Dwyll
  • Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
  • Gruff RhysSet Fire to the Stars
  • Georgia RuthFossil Scale
  • Sweet BabooWild Imagination
2017–18 Boy Azooga1, 2, Kung Fu![7]
2018–19 AdwaithMelyn[8][9]
  • Accü – Echo the Red
  • Adwaith – Melyn
  • Audiobooks – Now! (in a minute)
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 – Joia!
  • Cate Le BonReward
  • Deyah – Lover Loner
  • Estrons – You Say I'm Too Much I Say You're Not Enough
  • HMS Morris – Inspirational Talks
  • Lleuwen – Gwn Glân Beibl Budr
  • Lucas J Rowe – Touchy Love
  • Mr – Oesoedd
  • Vrï – Tŷ Ein Tadau
2019-20 Deyah – Care City
  • Ani Glass – Mirores
  • ColoramaChaos Wonderland
  • Cotton Wolf – Ofni
  • Deyah – Care City
  • Don Leisure – Steel Zakuski
  • Georgia RuthMai'
  • Gruff RhysPang!
  • IsletEyelet
  • KeysBring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia
  • Kidsmoke - A Vision In The Dark
  • Los Blancos – Sbwriel Gwyn
  • Luke RV – Valley Boy
  • Right Hand Left Hand – Zone Rouge
  • Silent Forum - Everything Solved At Once
  • Yr Ods – Iaith y Nefoedd
2020-21 Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  • Afro Cluster – The Reach
  • The AnchoressThe Art Of Losing
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18Mas
  • DatblyguCwm Gwagle
  • El Goodo – Zombie
  • Gruff RhysSeeking New Gods
  • Gwenifer Raymond – Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain
  • Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  • Mace The Great – My Side Of The Bridge
  • Novo Amor – Cannot Be, Whatsover
  • Private World – Aleph
  • Pys Melyn – Bywyd Llonydd

Most-nominated artists[edit]

Artist Nominations Winner
Gruff Rhys 6 1
Cate Le Bon 4 0
The Gentle Good 3 1
Georgia Ruth 3 1
Manic Street Preachers 3 0
Sweet Baboo 3 0
Deyah 2 1
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 2 0
Datblygu 2 0
Future of the Left 2 1
Gwenno 2 1
Euros Childs 2 0
HMS Morris 2 0
Islet 2 0
Kelly Lee Owens 2 1
Lleuwen Steffan 2 0
Right Hand Left Hand 2 0
Trwbador 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catfish and The Bottlemen, Joanna Gruesome lead Welsh Music Prize nominees - NME". NME. 2017-07-29. Archived from the original on 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. ^ "WELSH MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE SHORTLIST". www.recordoftheday.com. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. ^ a b "Winners – WMP". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  4. ^ "Gwenno wins Welsh Music Prize 2015". BBC Wales. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Welsh Music Prize shortlist for 2016 unveiled". BBC News. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  6. ^ "The Gentle Good wins Welsh Music Prize 2017". BBC News. 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  7. ^ "Boy Azooga win Welsh Music Prize". BBC News. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  8. ^ "Tweet". twitter.com. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  9. ^ "Welsh Music Prize won by Carmarthen trio Adwaith". BBC News. 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2021-04-28.

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