Stormzy leads Ivor Novello Award nominations

24-year-old Grime MC Stormzy has been nominated for two Ivor Novello award for his 2017 debut album 'Gang Signs and Prayer'. Stormzy, born Michael Omari, has been nominated under the Best Contemporary Song category for his song 'Don't Cry for Me', performed with Raleigh Ritchie, and for the Ivor Novello Album Award.

The nominations follow a meteoric couple of years for Stormzy, whose debut album is certified platinum in the UK.

Others on the nominations list include Sampha, Everything Everything, Rag'n'Bone Man and Ed Sheeran.

The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate the best in songwriting and composing and works eligible for nominations were released commercially in the UK in 2017 and have a British or Irish songwriter contribution making up at least one third.

The awards are named after Welsh composer and actor Ivor Novello, who became one of the most popular British entertainers in the first half of the 20th century.

The awards will be held at Grosvenor House in London on May 31.

See the full list below:

Best Song Musically & Lyrically

"Can’t Do" - Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman / Performed by Everything Everything / Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG

"Magnificent (She Says)" - Written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner / Performed by Elbow / Published in the UK by Salvation Music Ltd - Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd

"(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" - Written by Sampha / Performed by Sampha / Published in the UK by Beggars Music - Young Turks Music

Best Contemporary Song

"Cola" - Written by Michael di Scala, Alexander Kotz AKA Elderbrook and Dave Whelan / Performed by CamelPhat and Elderbrook / Published in the UK by Defected Music Ltd and Black Butter Music Publishing – BMG

"Don’t Cry For Me" - Written by Michael 'Stormzy' Omari, Varren Wade and Wizzy Wow / Performed by Stormzy ft. Raleigh Ritchie / Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd, Bucks Music Group and Wardlaw Music

"Question Time" - Written by Dave and Fraser T Smith / Performed by Dave / Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd and Kobalt Music Publishing

PRS For Music Most Performed Work

"Castle on the Hill" - Written by Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran / Performed by Ed Sheeran / Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Limited - Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

"Human" - Written by Jamie Hartman and Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man / Performed by Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man / Published in the UK by Reservoir Reverb Music and Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

"Shape of You" - Written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran / Performed by Ed Sheeran / Published in the UK by Rokstone Music - Universal Music Publishing, Spirit B-Unique - Polar Patrol and Ed Sheeran Limited - Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

Album Award

A Fever Dream - Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman / Performed by Everything Everything / Published in the UK by Black Butter Music Publishing - BMG

Gang Signs & Prayer - Written by Michael 'Stormzy' Omari / Performed by Stormzy / Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

Moonshine Freeze - Written by Kate Stables / Performed by This is the Kit / Published in the UK by Beggars Music - 4AD Songs

Best Original Film Score

IT - Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch / Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Jackie - Composed by Mica Levi / Published in the UK by Beggars Music

Paddington 2 - Composed by Dario Marianelli / Published in the UK by Studiocanal

Best Television Soundtrack

Babs - Composed by Rob Lane - Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing

SS-GB - Composed by Dan Jones / Published in the UK by Faber Music and Universal Music Publishing

The Miniaturist - Composed by Dan Jones / Published in the UK by Faber Music

Best Original Film Score

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice - Composed by David Garcia Diaz and Andy LaPlegua

Horizon Zero Dawn - Composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Composed by Igor Haefeli and Elena Tonra / Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

 

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