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April, 21

FKA Twigs up for Ivor Novello award

FKA Twigs up for Ivor Novello award

Multiple Grammy and Brit winner Sam Smith is up for just one award at next month’s event, which celebrates excellence in songwriting and composing.

His ballad Stay With Me is in the running for Most Performed Work, alongside George Ezra’s Budapest and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be.

Hozier’s big hit Take Me To Church is up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, alongside Ben Howard’s I Forget Where We Were and Bear’s Den’s Above The Clouds Of Pompeii.

Presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the awards, which are marking their 60th anniversary, are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

BASCA chairman Simon Darlow said: “In their 60th year The Ivors nominations continue to reflect the health and diversity of British and Irish songwriting and composing.

“These awards were created to raise the profile of our best creative talent and today’s nominations, which include a host of fresh new writers, demonstrate that The Ivors continue to achieve this.”

Royal Blood, Present Tense and Bombay Bicycle Club are up for the Album Award.

Best TV Soundtrack features BBC drama The Honourable Woman, the second Channel 4 series of The Mill and ITV’s Victorian murder mystery The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher – Beyond The Pale.

Original Film Score pits Mr Turner against Belfast survival thriller 71 and animated movie The Boxtrolls.

The event, which honours works released in the UK during 2014, takes place on May 21 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Recipients of other awards, including Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Song Collection, will also be named on the night.


Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Above The Clouds Of Pompeii (Bear’s Den)
I Forget Where We Were (Ben Howard)
Take Me To Church (Hozier)

Best Contemporary Song
Every Other Freckle (Alt-J)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne)
Two Weeks (FKA Twigs)

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Budapest (George Ezra)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)

Album Award
Present Tense (Wild Beasts)
Royal Blood (Royal Blood)
So Long, See You Tomorrow (Bombay Bicycle Club)

Best Original Film Score
Mr Turner
The Boxtrolls

Best Television Soundtrack
The Honourable Woman
The Mill – Series 2
The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher – Beyond The Pale

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