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Overall RTÉ Choice Music Prize winner to be announced

The winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year will be announced tonight by previous winner, Denise Chalia.

The event, at Vicar Street in Dublin, includes performances from eight of the ten nominated artists is being broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM.

The winner is chosen by a panel of 11 Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

They will receive an award and a cheque for €10,000, provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).

The Irish Artist of the Year and Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year will also be announced tonight while the Classic Irish Album prize, for U2’s Achtung Baby, will be presented to Dave Fanning.

The cover of U2’s Achtung Baby, named Classic Irish Album

Earlier today, Cian Ducrot’s song ‘Heaven’ was chosen as RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of The Year.

It was selected from a shortlist of ten by public vote on the RTÉ 2FM and Choice Music Prize websites.

Cian Ducrot’s song ‘Heaven’ was chosen as RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of The Year

The ten nominees for RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year are:

  • Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly
  • CMAT – Crazymad, For Me
  • John Francis Flynn – Look Over The Wall, See The Sky
  • Kojaque – Phantom Of The Afters
  • Lankum – False Lankum
  • Rachael Lavelle – Big Dreams
  • Soda Blonde – Dream Big
  • The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery
  • The Scratch – Mind Yourself
  • Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries

You can listen to the shortlisted album here and highlights of the event will be broadcast on RTÉ2 television next Thursday at 10.30pm.


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