Albums by Black Country rock legend Robert Plant, along with Radiohead, Estelle, Last Shadow Puppets and Adele have all been nominated for this year’s Nationwide Mercury Prize.
Former Led Zeppelin frontman Plant is up for the gong for his Raising Sand album, a collaboration with Alison Krauss.
The Last Shadow Puppets’ debut album, The Age of Understatement, is a collaboration between Arctic Monkey Alex Turner and Miles Kane, frontman of Wirral-based The Rascals.
They became good friends after Arctic Monkeys toured with Kane’s previous group, The Little Flames.
Radiohead’s much-acclaimed In Rainbows was released last year as a download, for which fans could select their own price.