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Ivor Novello Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 19 May 2023

The Ivors

The UK’s Ivors Academy yesterday presented its Ivor Novello Awards, celebrating the best in songs and songwriting from the last year. Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers were declared Songwriters Of The Year, while Raye, 070 Shake and Mike Sabath took the prize for Best Contemporary Song for ‘Escapism’.

There were also the customary awards for career-long achievements, with the members of James being presented an Icon Award; Kamille being celebrated for her Outstanding Song Collection; Debbie Harry and Chris Stein getting a Special International Award; and Sting being granted an Academy Fellowship.

“On behalf of The Ivors Academy of songwriters and composers I wholeheartedly congratulate all of our winners”, says Academy Chair Tom Gray. “When we choose to reward one of our number, when we recognise and validate their work, we are saying that as an Ivor Novello award winner, you represent the very best of us”.

And here is the full list of winners…

Best Contemporary Song: Raye and 070 Shake – Escapism written by 070 Shake, Raye and Mike Sabath published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: Florence + The Machine – King written by Jack Antonoff and Florence Welch published in the UK by Ducky Donath Music-Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Most Performed Work: Harry Styles – As It Was written by Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson and Harry Styles published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Pulse Songs-Concord Music Publishing

Best Album: Sault – 11 written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover, Jamar McNaughton, Cleopatra Nikolic and Jack Peñate published in the UK by Copyright Control and Sentric Music

Best Television Soundtrack: The Midwich Cuckoos composed by Hannah Peel published in the UK by SATV Publishing

Best Original Film Score: Don’t Worry Darling composed by John Powell published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Video Game Score: Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope composed by Gareth Coker, Grant Kirkhope and Yoko Shimomura

Songwriter Of The Year: Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers Rising Star Award: Victoria Canal Outstanding Song Collection: Kamille Icon Award: Tim Booth, Saul Davies, Jim Glennie, Larry Gott and Mark Hunter for James Visionary Award: Charli XCX Special International Award: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Academy Fellowship: Sting