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The Ivor Novello Awards nominations are big this year on first-timers, grime and politically charged songs. Ghetts, Jorja Smith and The 1975 are up for the top prize of Best Contemporary Song.

The U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting awards, which will be handed out 5/23 at London's Grosvenor House, have 70% rookie nominees. To be eligible, works had to have been commercially released in the U.K. in 2018 and at least one-third of the songwriting has to be done by a Brit or an Irish person.

"The works nominated for The Ivors 2019 are brilliantly diverse, and we're delighted to see so many first-time nominees recognised," said Ivors Academy Chair Crispin Hunt.  "As the only peer-nominated music award in the country, they are a fantastic reflection of the exciting emerging talent of British and Irish music creators today."

Among the majors, Sony/ATV, which now includes EMI, has nine nominations, Warner/Chappell secured eight and Universal two.

The nominees are:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

“Four Out of Five,” written by Alex Turner; performed by Arctic Monkeys. Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

“Nica Libres at Dusk,” written and performed by Ben Howard. Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited

“Nina Cried Power,” written and performed by Hozier.​ Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Co.

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

“Black Rose,’ written by Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza and Jaime Naldo Menezes​; performed by Ghetts f/Kojey Radical. Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and EMI Music Publishing – Stellar Songs

“Blue Lights,” written by Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli and Jorja Smith; performed by Jorja Smith. Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

“Love It If We Made It,” written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald; performed by The 1975. Published in the UK by Good Solider Songs

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

“Breathe,” written by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen​; performed by Jax Jones f/ Ina Wroldsen​. Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Reservoir Reverb Music

“Shotgun,” written by George Ezra Barnett, FRED and Joel Pott​; performed by George Ezra. Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and Sony ATV/Music Publishing – Promised Land Music

“These Days,” written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott; performed by Rudimental f/Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen. Published in the UK by Big Deal Music – Peermusic UK, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

BEST ALBUM

Cocoa Sugar, written by Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings and Alloysious Massaquoi​; performed by Young Fathers. Published in the UK by Just Isn't Music Limited

I'm All Ears; written by Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton; performed by Let's Eat Grandma. Published in the UK by Blue Raincoat Songs

Joy as an Act of Resistance, written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot; performed by Idles. Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

American Animals, composed by Anne Nikitin​. Published in the UK by Accorder Music - Peermusic UK

Phantom Thread, composed by Jonny Greenwood. Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, composed by Daniel Pemberton. Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Flowers (Series 2), composed by Arthur Sharpe. Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead​, composed by Clint Mansell​. Published in the UK by Decca Publishing – Universal Music Publishing

Requiem, composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer​. Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

“Assassin's Creed Odyssey,” composed by Michael Georgiades, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

“Q.U.B.E. 2,” composed by David Housden

“Sea of Thieves,” composed by Robin Beanland

 

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