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How the Mercury Prize 2018 shortlisted albums have sold so far

The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrates and promotes the best of UK music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres, as opposed to solely mainstream success. 

According to the Official Charts Company, as of the end of Chart Week 29 on Friday, the following is a list showing how this year's Mercury Prize nominees' albums have sold so far, starting from biggest-selling to lowest-selling.

  1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: 'Who Built The Moon' (258,106)
  2. Arctic Monkeys: 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' (136,323)
  3. Florence + The Machine: 'High As Hope' (56,163)
  4. Wolf Alice: 'Visions Of A Life' (54,776)
  5. Jorja Smith: 'Lost & Found' (30,359)
  6. Everything Everything: 'A Fever Dream' (20,164)
  7. Lily Allen: 'No Shame' (14,439)
  8. King Krule: 'The Ooz' (12,599)
  9. Nadine Shah: 'Holiday Destination' (6,250)
  10. Everything Is Recorded: 'Everything Is Recorded' (3,059)
  11. Sons Of Kemet: 'Your Queen Is A Reptile' (2,267)
  12. Novelist: 'Novelist Guy' (886)

The 2018 Awards Show will take place on Thursday 20 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith in London.

The event will feature live performances from many of the shortlisted artists and the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Album of the Year’.

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