Monday 20 November 2017

Adele wins two Ivor Novello Awards but loses out to PJ Harvey and Ed Sheeran

SINGER-songwriter Adele won awards for songwriter of the year and most performed work, but PJ Harvey took the coveted album of the year award.

Adele also missed out to 21-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran in the best song musically and lyrically category at a star-studded ceremony in Mayfair, London. Sheeran won the award for his song The A Team.

Harvey took the best album award for Let England Shake, her eighth studio record.

Other winners included boy band Take That (outstanding contribution to music) and New York songstress Lana Del Rey (best contemporary song for Video Games).

Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler (lifetime achievement award) and Spandau Ballet singer Gary Kemp (outstanding song collection) also picked up gongs, while the special international award went to Jimmy Webb.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was awarded the BASCA Fellowship, which recognises outstanding songwriters. Previous recipients include Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John.

Despite losing out in three categories, Adele seemed chipper about her wins. Accepting the award for Rolling in the Deep, with co-writer Paul Epworth, she admitted: "No offence Paul, I didn't think it was going to do anything, anywhere!"

Adele, whose second album 21 sold 18 million copies worldwide in 2011, won six Grammy awards earlier this year. She also triumphed twice at this year's Brit Awards.

The Ivor Novello Awards were launched in 1955, and are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Last year, British soul singer and rapper Plan B emerged as the most successful artist with three awards.

Full list of award winners

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Ed Sheeran: The A-Team

Best Contemporary Song

Lana Del Rey: Video Games

Album Award

PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Adele: Rolling In The Deep (written by: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth)

Best Television Soundtrack

The Shadow Line (composed by: Martin Phipps)

Best Original Film Score

The First Grader (composed by: Alex Heffes)

PRS For Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Take That

Outstanding Song Collection

Gary Kemp

The Ivors Jazz Award

Stan Tracey

Lifetime Achievement

Mark Knopfler

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Siouxsie Sioux

Songwriter of the Year


PRS for Music Special International Award

Jimmy Webb

BASCA Fellowship

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

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