Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave nominated for Ivor Songwriting Awards


LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – British singers Adele, Ed Sheeran and Raye, rapper Dave and band Coldplay will compete for Songwriter of the Year at the Ivors, organizers said on Thursday, announcing the nominees for annual awards honoring those who have written famous lyrics.

Producer Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, who has worked with the likes of Adele and Little Simz, leads the Songwriter and Screen Composer Award nominations with four nominations, including three in the category of Best album, UK-based Ivors Academy said. .

Sheeran, who won a copyright case for his 2017 ‘Shape Of You’ mega-hitbook at the High Court in London on Wednesday, has three nominations. The other two are for hit songs “Bad Habits” and “Shivers” vying for most-played work.

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This category also includes “Cold Heart” by Elton John and Dua Lipa, “Little Bit of Love” by Tom Grennan and “BED” by DJs David Guetta and Joel Corry featuring Raye.

Contenders for best song musically and lyrically include Adele’s comeback single “Easy on Me”, “Seventeen Going Under” by Sam Fender, “All You Ever Wanted” by Rag’n’Bone Man, “Haunted House” by Holly Humberstone and “Let’s Go Home Together”. performed by Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan.

“It has been a banner year for music and I am full of admiration for the 77 talented songwriters and composers we are celebrating this year,” singer-songwriter and judge Ivors Shaznay Lewis said in a statement. .

“Their work and their lyrics touch a dizzying range of emotions, and I count myself lucky to have heard their stories.”

The records competing for best album are “Mother” by singer Cleo Sol, “Nine” by musical group SAULT, “Pink Noise” by singer Laura Mvula, “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” by rapper Little Simz and “Spare ribs” by musical duo Mods Sleaford.

Performers PinkPantheress, Ashaine White, Luz, Naomi Kimpenu and Matilda Mann are nominated for the rising star award.

The drama “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as the late Princess Diana, and the thriller “Last Night in Soho” are among the films recognized in the original score category.

The awards, named after early 20th-century Welsh composer, actor and artist Ivor Novello, were first awarded in 1956. The 67th edition will take place on May 19 in London.

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Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Editing by Alexandra Hudson

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