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May, 19

Plan B awarded three Ivor Novellos

 
 
 
 
Plan B awarded three Ivor Novellos

Plan B was a triple winner as he was rewarded for his songwriting prowess at the esteemed Ivor Novello Awards.

The rapper-turned-soul singer - real name Ben Drew - was named songwriter of the year at the event. His chart-topping release The Defamation Of Strickland Banks was named best album and his single She Said was the year's most-performed track.

Irish act Villagers took the prized "best song musically and lyrically" award for Becoming A Jackal, a song which failed to even chart when it was released.

The Mercury Prize-nominated act - essentially musician Conor O'Brien - gained wider exposure for the song with an appearance on BBC2's Later With Jools Holland a year ago.

Best contemporary song was snatched by double Brit-winner Tinie Tempah for his chart-topping single Pass Out. It beat the tracks Islands by The xx and Katy B's On A Mission.

Other winners included rock giants Muse who took the prize for international achievement at the event staged at London's Grosvenor House.

Dizzee Rascal, who has become a major chart star since winning the Mercury Prize in 2003 at the age of 19 with debut album Boy In Da Corner, was given the inspiration award.

Stevie Winwood, who first found fame as a teenager in the Spencer Davis Group, was honoured as recipient of the outstanding song collection prize.

During his extensive career the singer, guitarist and keyboard wizard also had stints with Traffic, Blind Faith and as a solo star, writing hits such as Gimme Some Lovin', Paper Sun and While You See A Chance.

Singer Paul Rodgers who has enjoyed fame with Free, Bad Company, The Firm and latterly as Freddie Mercury's replacement in a rebooted Queen, was given a trophy for his outstanding contribution to British Music.

 

Source: music.uk.msn.com
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