Richard Ashcroft, Mariah Carey, Wiley and The 1975 are among the biggest winners at the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards.
Carey received the PRS for Music Special International Award in acknowledgement of a phenomenal career spanning three decades and spawning international hits including Hero, Fantasy and All I Want for Christmas.
The godfather of grime Wiley was honoured with The Ivors Inspiration Award, while The 1975 took home both the Songwriters of the Year Award and Best Contemporary Song Award for Love It If We Made It.
Elsewhere, The Verve frontman and songwriter Ashcroft received the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize.
The PRS for Music Most Performed Work accolade went to These Days, written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplan, Macklemore, Johnm Ryan and Jamie Scott, and performed by Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplan.
Dido’s songwriting excellence was also celebrated with the Outstanding Song Collection gong.
The Ivors Academy announced the recipients at Grosvenor House, London, today (Thursday).
Now in their 64th year, the awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, album, film, TV and videogame scores. They are presented in association with PRS for Music.
Full list of winners –
PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK
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 ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE
Sea of Thieves
Composed by Robin Beanland
BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG
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 Soldier Songs
THE IVORS JAZZ AWARD
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
Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited
PRS FOR MUSIC SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD
BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY
Nica Libres at Dusk
Written by Ben Howard
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited
THE IVORS INSPIRATION AWARD
SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR
George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald (The 1975)
OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION
Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord (posthumous) and Ian Paice (Deep Purple – mark II line-up)
PRS FOR MUSIC OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC