Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit win big at Ivor Novello Awards

Hozier, Bombay Bicycle Club, Annie Lennox and Boy George also among winners.

Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit are among the winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

Sheeran was named Songwriter Of The Year, following the release of his million-selling second studio album x last June, while Clean Bandit took home the prizes for Contemporary Song and PRS for Music Most Performed Work (awarded to the track that received the most UK radio airplay in the last year) for Rather Be.

Other winners include Bombay Bicycle Club, who claimed the Best Album gong for So Long, See You Tomorrow, Hozier, whose Take Me To Church was named Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and Boy George who was awarded the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music award.

See the full list of winners below:

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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

Outstanding Song Collection
Albert Hammond

The Ivors Classical Music Award
Judith Weir

Album Award
So Long, See You Tomorrow
Written by Jack Steadman
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Take Me To Church
Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Boy George

Best Original Film Score
‘71
Composed by David Holmes
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Songwriter of the Year
Ed Sheeran

The Ivors Inspiration Award
James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire

Best Contemporary Song
Rather Be
Written by James Napier and Jack Patterson
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing – Salli Isaak Songs and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The Ivors Special Anniversary Award
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

Lifetime Achievement
Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

PRS for Music Special International Award
Paul Williams

BASCA Fellowship
Annie Lennox

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