Statistically speaking James Blake is doing better with the Mercury Prize shortlist than Laura Marling. She's 3-1, he's 2-0.
He's NOT James Blunt, despite their tremendous similarities (British, first name James, last name B-l-vowel-other letters). Blake's Overgrown is on the shortlist, Blunt's Moon Landing will be out soon which is like a shortlist if you don't think about it.
Artist: James Blake