News - May 19, 2016

Adele, James Bay, Jamie Lawson win at 2016 Ivor Novellos
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Adele, James Bay, Jamie Lawson win at 2016 Ivor Novellos

Adele, James Bay and Jamie Lawson were the big winners at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. 

The ceremony took place this afternoon (May 19th) and saw Adele take home the biggest honour of all as she won Songwriter Of The Year. She was unable to accept in person as she is on tour in Switzerland, but sent a video acceptance. 

Lawson won the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for his megahit 'Wasn't Expecting That', beating his label owner Ed Sheeran and Wolf Alice in the process. 

Snakehips' track 'All My Friends', which also features Tinashe and Chance The Rapper, won Best Contemporary Song, while James Bay's 'Hold Back The River' beat Jess Glynne and Years & Years to take the award for PRS For Music Most Performed Work.

Villagers won Album Of The Year for Darling Arthimetic, seeing off competition from Gaz Coombes and Jamie xx, with Ex Machina taking Best Film Score and London Spy Best Television Soundtrack. 

Damon Albarn was given a Lifetime Achievement award, while Simple Minds were honoured with the award for Outstanding Song Collection. There were also awards for Portishead, Bryan Adams, Oliver Knussen and Happy Mondays. 

The Ivor Novello awards are voted for by songwriters, with judges this year including Alison Moyet, Sharleen Spiteri, Wretch 32, Cathy Dennis, Joan Armatrading, Guy Chambers and Charlotte Church.

 

 

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