2019 Ivors nominations revealed

Ghetts (pictured), Arctic Monkeys, Idles and Jorja Smith are among the composers, artists and songwriters shortlisted for the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards.

The Monkeys’ Alex Turner has been nominated in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category for Four Out of Five, the lead single from the band’s sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. They are up against Ben Howard and Hozier, with Nica Libres at Dusk and Nina Cried Power respectively.

Ghetts, Jorja Smith and The 1975 have all received a nod in the Best Contemporary Song Category. Ghetts, alongside Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza and Jaime Naldo Menezes, are shortlisted for the track Black Rose.

Smith is in the running with her debut single, Blue Lights, which she penned with Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal and Roland Romanelli. The 1975’s Love It If We Made It is also shortlisted.

In the Best Album category, electronic duo Let’s Eat Grandma have been nominated, alongside punk provocateurs Idles and Young Fathers.

Elsewhere, the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category will be contested by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen, George Ezra and Rudimental, for their tracks Breathe, Shotgun and These Days respectively.

For the full list of nominees, see below.

Works eligible for this year’s awards were commercially released in the UK in 2018 and have a British or Irish songwriting or composing contribution of at least a third. The nominations represent the work of 48 individual songwriters and composers, 70 percent of whom are nominated for the first time.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 May, hosted by Paul Gambaccini and The Ivors Academy.

The Academy will also present the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, PRS for Music Special International Award, the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year, The Ivors Jazz Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award.

The Ivors are presented by The Ivors Academy in association with PRS for Music.

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Four Out Of Five
Written by Alex Turner
Performed by Arctic Monkeys
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Nica Libres at Dusk
Written and performed by Ben Howard
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited

Nina Cried Power
Written and performed by Hozier
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Black Rose
Written by Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza and Jaime Naldo Menezes
Performed by Ghetts ft Kojey Radical

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and EMI Music Publishing – Stellar Songs

Blue Lights

Written by Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli and Jorja Smith
Performed by Jorja Smith
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Love It If We Made It
Written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald
Performed by The 1975
Published in the UK by Good Solider Songs

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Breathe
Written by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen
Performed by Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Reservoir Reverb Music

Shotgun
Written by George Ezra Barnett, FRED and Joel Pott
Performed by George Ezra

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and Sony ATV/Music Publishing – Promised Land Music

These Days
Written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott
Performed by Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
Published in the UK by Big Deal Music – Peermusic UK, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

BEST ALBUM

Cocoa Sugar
Written by Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings and Alloysious Massaquoi
Performed by Young Fathers
Published in the UK by Just Isn’t Music Limited

I’m All Ears
Written by Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton
Performed by Let’s Eat Grandma
Published in the UK by Blue Raincoat Songs

Joy As An Act of Resistance
Written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot
Performed by Idles
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

American Animals

Composed by Anne Nikitin
Published in the UK by Accorder Music – Peermusic UK

Phantom Thread
Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Composed by Daniel Pemberton
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Flowers (Series 2)

Composed by Arthur Sharpe
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Composed by Clint Mansell
Published in the UK by Decca Publishing – Universal Music Publishing

Requiem
Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Composed by Michael Georgiades, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Q.U.B.E. 2
Composed by David Housden

Sea of Thieves
Composed by Robin Beanland