Friday 13 December 2019

Adele set to dominate Ivor Novello music awards

Robert Dex

SOME of the biggest names in the music business are expected to be at the Ivor Novello Awards today.

The annual awards - in their 57th year - are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

In the past they have attracted names including Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Marr and Stevie Winwood.

This year's ceremony, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, central London, looks set to be dominated by Adele who picked up a string of nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards.

Her hit Rolling In The Deep was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, while her album 21 is in the running for Best Album.

She also dominated the category for the most performed track of 2011 with two out of three songs - Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You - in the shortlist.

The third track is Take That's The Flood - the first song to feature Robbie Williams since his return to the band.

Adele faces competition from Florence + The Machine and Ed Sheeran in the battle for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, who are nominated for Shake It Out and The A Team respectively.

The award for Best Contemporary Song is between Nero for Promises, James Blake for The Wilhelm Scream and Lana Del Ray's debut Video Games, which she co-wrote with Justin Parker from Lincoln.

There is an all-female shortlist for the album award with Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow and PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize-winning Let England Shake in the running with Adele.

Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood gets a nod in the Best Original Film Score category for his work on We Need To Talk About Kevin.

A number of honorary awards will also be handed out.

Here is a full list of nominations

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Best Contemporary Song

Promises - Nero

The Wilhelm Scream - James Blake

Video Games - Lana Del Rey

Best Original Film Score

Life In A Day - Harry Gregson-Williams and Matthew Herbert

The First Grader - Alex Heffes

We Need To Talk About Kevin - Jonny Greenwood

Best Television Soundtrack

Leonardo - Mark Russell

Page Eight - Paul Englishby

The Shadow Line - Martin Phipps

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Someone Like You - Adele

The Flood - Take That

Album Award

21 - Adele

50 Words For Snow - Kate Bush

Let England Shake - PJ Harvey

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