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Ivor Novello Awards 2019

Written by on May 25, 2019

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Ivor Novello Awards 2019

Seven artists, including The 1975, Mariah Carey, and Wiley, have been recognised at the Ivor Novello 2019 and awarded special ‘Gift Of The Academy’ awards.

The annual ceremony that celebrates songwriting took place yesterday at London’s Grosvenor House.

As well as handing out awards to those who were victorious in traditional categories such as Best Album and Best Contemporary Song – for which the nominees were announced last month – special prizes were given out in a handful of other categories.

The 1975 were given the award for Songwriters Of The Year, with The Academy saying: “All at once daring, vulnerable and recklessly honest, The 1975’s songwriting on ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’ stands out as a vivid picture of modernity. These songs are a quintessential snapshot of the emotional complexities of life in the here and now, but with all the hallmarks of a body of work that will stand the test of time.”

Wiley was given The Ivors Inspiration Award for his part in shaping grime, and Mariah Carey was awarded the PRS For Music Special International Award in recognition of her career as “one of the biggest selling artists of all time.”

In a message accepting the award, Carey said: “I rarely get acknowledged for my songwriting, which is the core of who I am, so I thank you so much for this incredible, incredible honour.”

Elsewhere at the Ivor Novello Awards, IDLES took home the award for Best Album for ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood won Best Original Film Score for Phantom Thread.

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