Coldplay and Adele to Compete for Ivor Novello Awards


The Ivor Novello Awards are one of the most prestigious ones in Britain and this year, they will pit Adele and Coldplay against one another. A nomination has been given to The Rolling in the Deep singer for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work prize and the track that earned it for her is When We Were Young. As for the band, they have been nominated twice in the category thanks to Hymn for the Weekend and Adventure of a Lifetime, with the former containing some uncredited vocals by Beyonce.

Singers Michael Kiwanuka and Laura Mvula have also ended up twice on the shortlist. Recently dropped from her label, Laura has gotten the nomination for the award of Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Overcome is the song that earned her this nomination and Chic’s Nile Rogers co-wrote the song with Laura and also appears on the track. Mystery Jet’s Telomere and Black Man in a White World by Kiwanuka are her competition.

Michael and Laura are going to go against one another once again for their records Love & Hate and The Dreaming Room respectively for the category of Album Awards. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave and Bad Seeds is also included in this category. Love$ick by Mura Masa that features A$AP Rocky, Swedish producer NEIKED’s Sexual that features British singer Dyo and Man by Skepta are the nominees for the Best Contemporary Song.

The awards also recognizes composers for TV and film and honors the work that’s released in the United Kingdom. For the category of Best Original Film Score, the list of nominees include Kubo and the Two Strings, High-Rise and My Scientology Movie. As far as the category of Best Television Soundtrack is concerned, composers for TV shows such as War and Peace, The Witness for the Prosecution and The Witness are included.

The 62nd Ivor Novello Awards will be held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 18th May, 2017. During the ceremony, the winners for some important categories including International Achievement, Lifetime Achievement and Songwriter of the Year awards will finally be revealed.    

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