The 2020 Ivor Novello Award nominations recognises songs and albums written by British and Irish songwriters and composers that were released in the UK in 2019. This year, the list of nominees include Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy, Kate Tempest and more, with the winners announced on 2nd September. Some of this years nominees are also heading out on tour, read on to find out who...
Nomination: Best album - Ghosteen
Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Last year, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released their seventeenth studio album 'Ghosteen' which was widely received as their best work ever with The Independant describing it as "Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It's masterful". The album is up against 'Grey Area' from Little Simz and 'The Book of Traps and Lessons' by Kate Tempest.
Nomination: Best album - Grey Area
Written by Inflo and Little Simz
Pitchfork described the third studio album from the English rapper as "a wickedly assured, highly entertaining, coming-of-age marvel". The album has received widespread critical acclaim since its initial release last year, with Little Simz being nominated for the Mercury Prize and IMPALA's European Independant Album of the Year Award.
Nomination: Best Song Musically and Lyrically - Age of Anxiety
'Age of Anxiety' features on the musician and songwriter's latest album, 'Taller'. As well as being up for a nomination this year, Jamie heads out on tour next year to perform live at venues across the country.
Nomination: Best Song Musically and Lyrically - Dead Boys
'Dead Boys', the single taken from Sam Fender's number one debut album, tackles the idea of toxic masculinity and mental health issues. The rising singer-songwriter rounds off his rescheduled tour next year, with limited tickets available here.
Nomination: Best Song Musically and Lyrically - Crown
'Crown', written by MJ Cole, Jimmy Napes and Stormzy has been nominated for best song at this year's awards. The song is taken from the rapper's second studio album, 'Heavy Is the Head', which has received huge success.
Nomination: Best Television Soundtrack - Euphoria
Nomination: PRS For Music Most Performed Work - Hold me While You Wait
It's been a big few years for the Scottish singer-songwriter. Not only has he won multiple awards at various different ceremonies, upon releasing his hit song 'Hold Me While You Wait', he became the first artist since Ed Sheeran to have two songs in the top five of the singles chart.
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