Emeli Sande wins double at The Ivors

Emeli SandeScottish singer songwriter Emeli Sande was the big winner at this year’s Ivors winning two awards for her hit Next to Me.

The song received the PRS for Music Most Performed Work and Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 58th Ivor Novello awards.

Emeli was not present to pick up her award due to performance commitments in the US (including at the White House) but the other three credited writers were.

Other winners included dance music producer and DJ Calvin Harris who took the prize for Songwriter of the Year.

Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong presented the prize to the Scot and said: ‘I think the fact is that DJs and the writers of dance and electronic music never truly believed they belonged in this room. I’m happy to say that changes. We’ve got a role model now.’

Calvin said: ‘Like my lyrics, I’ll keep this [speech] brief and repetitive. I can’t believe I’ve even been let through the door of this ceremony. This is easily the greatest achievement of my life.’

The Ivors also rewarded some of the best British songwriters with awards in recognition of their achievements.

Marc Almond, Noel Gallagher and Gavin Rossdale all received gongs while Randy Newman was honoured with the PRS for Music Special international award. His songwriting catalogue includes film scores for the likes of Toy Story. Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues collected the PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Acheivement.

The first prize announced – for best contemporary song – went to Pelican by The Maccabees while Mercury Prize winners Alt-J won the award for best album with An Awesome Wave.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Contemporary Song

Pelican
Written by Sam Doyle, Rupert Jarvis, Orlando Weeks, Felix White and Hugo White
Published in the UK by BMG Chrysalis

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Next to Me
Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé
Published in the UK by Naughty Words Ltd – Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Stellar Songs Ltd – EMI Music Publishing

Best Television Soundtrack

Lucian Freud: Painted Life
Composed by John Harle
Published in the UK by Chester Music

The Ivors Inspiration Award – Marc Almond

Album Award

An Awesome Wave
Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman, Gwilym Sainsbury and Augustus Unger-Hamilton
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

The Ivors Classical Music Award – Errollyn Wallen MBE

PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Achievement – Justin Hayward

Best Original Film Score

Anna Karenina
Composed by Dario Marianelli
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Next to Me
Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé
Published in the UK by Naughty Words Ltd – Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Stellar Songs Ltd – EMI Music Publishing

International Achievement – Gavin Rossdale

Songwriter of the Year – Calvin Harris

Outstanding Song Collection – Noel Gallagher

PRS for Music Special International Award – Randy Newman

The 58th Ivor Novello Awards were presented on Thursday 16 May at the Grosvenor House, London. The Ivors are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.

Check out our exclusive live blog from this year’s Ivor Novello Awards

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