Mercury prize nominees 'proud'
11 September 2013 Last updated at 21:47 BST
Rock legend David Bowie and newcomers Laura Mvula and Jake Bugg are among the nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
The competition, which names the best British and Irish album of the year, also includes Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Laura Marling, Rudimental and Savages.
Completing the list are Disclosure, Jon Hopkins, James Blake and Villagers.
The BBC's Lizo Mzimba spoke with some of the nominees.