Ed Sheeran takes home Songwriter of the Year award at Ivor Novello Awards

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Ed Sheeran scooped the Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year award on Thursday. The British artist, who in 2014 saw his second album x become the best-selling album of the year, was on hand to collect his award, and later instagrammed a picture of the award.

Honoured to have won songwriter of the year at the Ivor novellos, so so cool x

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"Honoured to have won songwriter of the year at the Ivor novellos, so so cool x", he wrote to his nearly four million followers.

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Classical crossover act Clean Bandit also won big, taking home two trophies, for most performed work as well as best contemporary song, pipping hot favourite FKA Twigs to the post.


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Ed Sheeran with his Songwriter of the Year trophy


Jack Steadman, the leader singer of indie outfit Bombay Bicycle Club was also awarded for his song writing abilities for the group’s fourth album So Long, See You Tomorrow, while Manic Street Preachers - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire - took home the Ivors Inspiration Award.

Bob Geldof bought his daughter Pixie Geldof to the Awards as his date, as he accepted the Ivors Special Anniversary Award for himself and Midge Ure.


BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Take Me To Church

Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Performed by Hozier
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Performed by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

ALBUM AWARD

So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by Jack Steadman
Performed by Bombay Bicycle Club
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

‘71
Composed by David Holmes
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

The Honourable Woman
Composed by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps
Published in the UK by Imagem FTV / Du Vinage Publishing

Lifetime Achievement

Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

Outstanding Song Collection

Albert Hammond

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Boy George

PRS for Music Special International Award

Paul Williams

Songwriter of the Year

Ed Sheeran

The Ivors Classical Music Award

Judith Weir

The Ivors Inspiration Award

James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire

The Ivors Special Anniversary Award

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

BASCA Fellowship

Annie Lennox