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Paul Weller tipped for Mercury Prize win

Paul Weller has pulled ahead in the bookie's odds to win the Mercury Prize.
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Electric guitar player Paul Weller has pulled ahead as the favourite to win this year's MasterCard Mercury Prize

The veteran performer, who has enjoyed success as a member of the Style Council and The Jam before becoming a solo artist, has taken the lead from former favourites The XX.

According to the bookmaker William Hill, Weller is now the favourite with odds of 1/10 for his release Wake the Nation, with The XX's self-titled album recording odds of 7/4.

This nomination is the second time that the electric guitar player has been up for the prestigious music prize, having received a nod in 1994 for his Wild Wood release.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is also up for the award for a third time, but bookmakers are not offering odds on him being in line to pick up a hat-trick of prizes as he is only being offered odds of 40/1.

The winner of will be announced tonight (September 7th) during a live broadcast on BBC 2.

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Posted on 7 Sep 2010 17:39 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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