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INFLO LEADS IVOR AWARDS NOMS

Producer Inflo (pictured) and Ed Sheeran are both up for multiple 2022 Ivors. Sheeran, Adele, Dave, Coldplay and Raye will battle it out for Songwriter of the Year.

The awards honor outstanding songwriting and composing in nine categories. The ceremony will take place 5/19 in London. 

Inflo, who worked on Adele’s 30, has the most nominations with four; he’s recognized in the Best Album category for songwriting on Cleo Sol’s Mother, SAULT’s Nine and Little Simz' Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. He’s also up for Best Contemporary Song for her “I Love You, I Hate You.”

Sheeran is in contention for three awards; alongside Songwriter of the Year, two of his songs, “Bad Habits” and “Shivers,” are in the running for PRS for Music’s Most Performed Work gong.

Those up for Rising Star include jazz artist Ashaine White, singer/songwriter Luz, Sony signing Matilda Mann, London newcomer Naomi Kimpenu and Parlophone’s PinkPantheress.

And the nominees are...

Best Album

  • Mother, written by Cleo Sol and Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and performed by Cleo Sol
  • Nine, written by Cleo Sol, Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Jack Peñate, performed by SAULT
  • Pink Noise, written by Dann Hume and Laura Mvula, performed by Laura Mvula
  • Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Little Simz, performed by Little Simz
  • Spare Ribs, written by Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson, performed by Sleaford Mods

Best Contemporary Song

  • “Body,” written by Gotcha, Russ Millions and Tion Wayne, performed by Russ Millions & Tion Wayne
  • “Coming Back,” written by James Blake, Dominic Maker, Starrah and SZA, performed by James Blake f/SZA
  • “Don’t Judge Me,” written by FKA twigs, Fred again.. and Headie One, performed by FKA twigs, Headie One & Fred again..
  • “I Love You, I Hate You,” written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Little Simz, performed by Little Simz
  • “Just for Me,” written by Mura Masa, PinkPantheress, Mike Kinsella, Steve Holmes and Steve Lamos, performed by PinkPantheress

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

  • “All You Ever Wanted,” written by Mike Elizondo, Natalie Hemby, Ben Jackson-Cook and Rag’n’Bone Man, performed by Rag’n’Bone Man
  • “Easy on Me,” written by Adele and Greg Kurstin, performed by Adele
  • “Haunted House,” written by Sarah Aarons, Holly Humberstone and Rob Milton, performed by Holly Humberstone
  • “Let’s Go Home Together,” written by James Arthur, Tom Barnes, Ella Henderson, Pete Kelleher and Ben Kohn, performed by Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan
  • “Seventeen Going Under,” written by Sam Fender, performed by Sam Fender

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

  • “Bad Habits,” written by Fred again.., Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran, performed by Ed Sheeran
  • “Bed,” written by David Guetta, Jin Jin, Raye and Giorgio Tuinfort, performed by Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta
  • “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix),” written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Andrew Meecham and Dean Meredith, performed by Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • “Little Bit of Love,” written by Daniel Bryer, Tom Grennan and Mike Needle, performed by Tom Grennan
  • “Shivers,” written by Kal Lavelle, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran, performed by Ed Sheeran  

Rising Star Award With Apple Music

  • Ashaine White
  • Luz
  • Matilda Mann
  • Naomi Kimpenu
  • PinkPantheress

Songwriter of the Year

  • Adele
  • Coldplay
  • Dave
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Raye

Best Original Film Score

  • After Love, composed by Chris Roe
  • Censor, composed by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
  • Last Night in Soho, composed by Steven Price
  • Spencer, composed by Jonny Greenwood
  • The World to Come, composed by Daniel Blumberg

Best Original Video Game Score

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, composed by Richard Jacques
  • Omno, composed by Benedict Nichols
  • Returnal, composed by Bobby Krlic

Best Television Soundtrack

  • Blitz Spirit With Lucy Worsley, composed by Jessica Dannheisser
  • Landscapers, composed by Arthur Sharpe
  • Robin Robin, composed by Ben Please and Beth Porter
  • The Outlaws, composed by Stew Jackson and Dan Jones
  • The Serpent, composed by Dominic Scherrer


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