17 September 1994 - Mercury Music Prize

His 'n' Hers was nominated for the prestigious award. Ultimately it came a narrow second. The panel was split down the middle between Pulp and M People's Elegant Slumming. The chairman's deciding vote eventually gave the award to M People.

The shortlist of nominees:

  • Pulp – His 'n' Hers
  • Blur – Parklife
  • M People – Elegant Slumming
  • Ian McNabb – Head Like A Rock
  • Shara Nelson – What Silence Knows
  • Michael Nyman – The Piano Concerto and MGV
  • The Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
  • Take That – Everything Changes
  • Therapy? – Troublegum
  • Paul Weller – Wild Wood

Television coverage

  • Programme: The Late Show: Mercury Music Prize Ceremony
  • Broadcast: 17 September 1994
  • Recorded: Live at the Savoy Hotel Ballroom, London (13 September 1994)
  • Channel: BBC2
  • Songs played: Babies (acoustic) + interview



Below are the notes Jarvis would have used for his acceptance speech:

(Taken from Pulp People, February 1995)


(Melody Maker, 24th September 1994)

(The Star, Sheffield, 16th September 1994)

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