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Harry Styles Leads 2021 Ivor Novello Nominations in UK

Harry Styles leads the nominations at this year's Ivor Novello Awards in the UK.

Recognized as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting and composing. The awards represent peer recognition, with categories judged by award-winning songwriters and composers from across the Academy’s membership.

27-year-old English singer-songwriter, Styles, is in with the chance of winning two accolades at the upcoming ceremony after he and Kid Harpoon -  who have co-written on multiple tracks in the past - secured three nods in two categories with his hit songs "Watermelon Sugar" and "Adore You".

The pair are also up for Songwriter of the Year but will have to fight off some stiff competition if they want to walk away with the trophy as AJ Tracey, Celeste and Jamie Hartman, Kamille and MNEK have also been nominated in the same category. 

And that's not the only category that looks challenging as the PRs for Music Most Performed Work - in which Style's two songs have received nominations - also have Lewis Capaldi's "Before You Go" and "Someone You Loved" and Joel Corry feat. MNEK's "Head & Heart".

And Best Album is up for grabs for Fontaines D.C's A Hero's Death, Lianne La Havas's titular album, Pa Salieu's Send Them To Coventry, Laura Marling's Song For Our Daughter and Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes' What Kind of Music.

Shaznay Lewis, Ivor Novello Award winner and Chair of The Ivors Awards Committee at The Ivors Academy, said:  "Over the last year we’ve felt the power of songwriting and the stories told through music. The Ivors are so important because they celebrate where all the music begins - with songwriters and composers. The judges have chosen a selection of exceptional music that moves, unites and inspires us. Congratulations to all our nominees, and I’m really delighted that the majority are recognized with an Ivor nomination for the first time."

The 66th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music is set to be held in the UK at Grosvenor House, London on September 21.

Press release with the full list of Ivor Novello 2021's nominations can be read here.

Styles has achieved superstardom, not only as part of the hugely successful boy band One Direction, but also in his own right as a musician, actor, fashionista, philanthropist and humanitarian. His two hit albums, Harry Styles and Fine Line won critical acclaim and track after track have gone on to top the music charts all over the world. His single "Watermelon Sugar" was the sound of summer 2020. It won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, and Song of the Year at the 41st Brit Awards the same year.

The music video for "Watermelon Sugar" was released on May 18, 2020. Styles promoted the single with many live televised performances including on Saturday Night LiveLater... with Jools Holland and Today.

Adore You The Illustrated Biography charts Styles’ journey from obscurity to world fame (check it out here).

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