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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:24am ET by  

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Coldplay, Laura Mvula & Michael Kiwanuka lead Ivors nominations

Coldplay, Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka are leading this year's nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards, with two nods each.

The British rock group have been nominated twice in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work for 'Adventure of a Lifetime' and 'Hymn for the Weekend', which they will battle with Adele to win at the prestigious ceremony held next month. Adele is is up for her song, 'When We Were Young'.

Mvula is up for 'Overcome,' her collaboration with Nile Rodgers, in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category and her record, 'The Dreaming Room' is up for the Album Award. The singer will go up against Michael Kiwanuka's 'Love & Hate' and Nick Cave's 'Skeleton Tree' for the prestigious accolade, which recognises exceptional songwriting and consistency across an album as a whole. Kiwanuka is also up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for 'Black Man in a White World', along with Mystery Jets' 'Telomere'.

The Best Contemporary Song nominees are:

  • A$AP Rocky for 'Love$ick'
  • Skepta and Josh Homme 'Man'
  • 'Sexual' by Dyo.

Other nominations announced at this morning include: 'High-Rise' by Clint Mansell, 'Kubo and the Two Strings' by Dario Marianell and 'My Scientology Movie' composed by Dan Jones. All are in the running for Best Original Film Score­­­­­­­­­­­­.

Up for Best Television Soundtrack is 'The Collection' by Dominik Scherrer, 'The Witness for the Prosecution' by Paul Englishby and 'War and Peace' by Martin Phipps.

Other awards which will be handed out on the evening are International Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, PRS for Music Special International Award and Songwriter of the Year. The 62nd Ivor Novello Awards take place on May 18 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

2017 Ivor Novello Award nominations:
Best Song Musically and Lyrically:

  • 'Black Man in a White World' - Michael Kiwanuka
  • 'Overcome' Laura Mvula and Nile Rodgers 
  • 'Telomere' - Mystery Jets 

Best Contemporary Song:

  • 'Love$ick' - A$AP Rocky and Mura Masa
  • 'Man' - Skepta and Josh Homme 'Sexual' - Dyo 

Album Award:

  • 'Love & Hate' - Michael Kiwanuka
  •  'Skeleton Tree' - Nick Cave 
  • 'The Dreaming Room' - Laura Mvula 

PRS for Music Most Performed Work:

  • 'Adventure of a Lifetime' - Coldplay 
  • 'Hymn For The Weekend'  - Coldplay
  • 'When We Were Young' - Adele 

Best Original Film Score­­­­­­­­­­­­:

  • 'High-Rise'  - Clint Mansell
  • 'Kubo and the Two Strings' - Dario Marianelli
  • 'My Scientology Movie' - Dan Jones 

Best Television Soundtrack:

  • 'The Collection' - Dominik Scherrer 
  • 'The Witness for the Prosecution' - Paul Englishby
  • 'War and Peace' - Martin Phipps


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