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61ST IVOR NOVELLO NOMS REVEALED

The writers and composers behind hits performed by Rudimental, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Jess Glynne and more are contenders for awards at the 61st Ivor Novellos, taking place in London on 5/19. You might wonder why a certain Ms. Adkins is absent from the list; however, Adele, already a two-time Ivor Novello winner, is still very likely to receive a gong on the night.

Works released in the U.K. during 2015 are eligible for nomination and nominees in six categories, including Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song and Album Award, have been announced today, with eight more extra-special awards to be given during the ceremony by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). Those are International Achievement, Songwriter of the Year for 2015, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, PRS for Music Special International Award, The Ivors Classical Music Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award, where Adele could very well receive honours instead.

A diverse number of names feature in the list, with none appearing twice. The members of Rudimental, Sheeran, Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid (Snow Patrol) appear in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category for “Bloodstream,” battling it out with Sheeran protégé Jamie Lawson for “Wasn’t Expecting That” and Wolf Alice frontwoman and songwriter Ellen Rowsell for “Bros.”

Oliver Lee and James Carter of electronic duo Snakehips, British songwriter Cass Lowe and Chance the Rapper’s hit “All My Friends” appears in the Best Contemporary Song category alongside "Cargo" by young producer Fred and Roots Manuva and, in a rare but thoroughly well-deserved nod to grime, Skepta and producer Ragz Originale appear for “Shutdown.”

The Album Award shortlist includes Darling Arithmetic by Villagers, written by frontman Conor O'Brien, In Colour by Jamie xx and Matador by Gaz Coombes.

The ceremony takes place in the Grosvenor House during the day, and is sure to include plenty of soundbites from drunk British music industry folk, which we’ll be on hand to capture for your reading pleasure. In the meantime, the full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

  • Rudimental and Ed Sheeran, "Bloodstream"
  • Wolf Alice, "Bros"
  • Jamie Lawson, "Wasn’t Expecting That"

Best Contemporary Song

  • Snakehips f/Tinashe & Chance the Rapper, "All my Friends"
  • Roots Manuva, "Cargo"
  • Skepta, "Shutdown"

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

  • James Bay, "Hold Back the River"
  • Jess Glynne, "Hold my Hand"
  • Years & Years, "King"

Album Award

  • Villagers, Darling Arithmetic
  • Jamie xx, In Colour
  • Gaz Coombes, Matador

Best Original Film Score­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, Ex Machina
  • John Powell, Pan
  • Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira, The Duke of Burgundy

Best Television Soundtrack

  • Stuart Earl, And Then There Were None
  • Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes, London Spy
  • Edmund Butt, From Darkness
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