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Dizzee Rascal in race to make Mercury Prize history

Dizzee Rascal could become the first artist to win the Mercury Prize twice after he was nominated for the 2010 trophy.

The London rapper first won the prize in 2003 for his debut album, Boy In Da Corner.

Paul Weller is also in the running alongside The XX, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts and folk-rock quartet Mumford and Sons.

They are joined by Corinne Bailey Rae, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Villagers, I Am Kloot and the Kit Downes Trio.

The winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on 7 September.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 20 Jul 2010
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