Emeli Sandé and Arctic Monkeys up for Ivor Novello Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 April 2014
Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé, Arctic Monkeys, NNick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Disclosure are among the artists nominated for prizes at The 59th Ivor Novello Awards nominations

Emeli Sandé and the Arctic Monkeys have each been nominated for a prestigious prize at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.

Emeli is up for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work award for her song 'Clown' and she will battle Passenger's 'Let Her go' and 'Troublemaker', performed by Olly Murs and Flo Rida, for the gong.

Arctic Monkeys - fronted by Alex Turner - have been named in the Album Award category for their acclaimed LP 'AM' and will need to beat 'Push the Sky Away' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Laura Mvula's Sing to the Moon to take home the trophy.

Other categories include Best Song Musically and Lyrically which will see Palma Violets' 'Best of Friends', John Newman's 'Love Me Again' and London Grammar's 'Strong' all nominated, while Everything Everything's 'Kemosabe', Disclosure's 'Latch' and James Blake's 'Retrograde' are all up for Best Contemporary Song.

London Grammar band member Hannah Reid is very proud the trip-hop trio are up for an Ivor because the awards are so highly regarded among musicians.

Hannah told BANG Showbiz: "It's the most prestigious, it's the one more focused on songwriting ... it's the award that everyone wants.

"When I first wrote the melody (to 'Strong') I loved it, I was actually a bit cocky about it and thought it was great. But I fell out of love with it halfway through because people kept trying to change it. But I love it again now, it's got a strong message."

The 59th Ivors - which will be held on Thursday May 22 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London - will also honour a number of artists with awards highlighting their contribution to British music.

These special accolades include recognition for International Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, PRS for Music Special International Award, The Ivors Classical Music Award, The Ivors Inspiration Award and Songwriter of the Year.

The 59th Ivor Novello Awards nominations:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically:

'Best of Friends'

Written by Will Doyle, Sam Fryer, Chilli Jesson and Pete Mayhew

Performed by Palma Violets

'Love Me Again'

Written by Steve Booker and John Newman

Performed by John Newman


Written by Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman

Performed by London Grammar

Best Contemporary Song:


Written by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alexander Robertshaw and Michael Spearman

Performed by Everything Everything


Written by Guy Lawrence, Howard Lawrence, James Napier and Sam Smith

Performed by Disclosure ft Sam Smith


Written and Performed by James Blake

Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work:


Written by Shahid 'Naughty Boy' Khan, Grant Mitchell and Emeli Sandé

Performed by Emeli Sandé

'Let Her Go'

Written by Mike Rosenberg

Performed by Passenger


Written by Claude Kelly, Oliver Murs and Steve Robson

Performed by Olly Murs ft Flo Rida

Album Award:


Written by Alex Turner

Performed by Arctic Monkeys

'Push the Sky Away'

Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

'Sing to the Moon'

Written and Performed by Laura Mvula

Best Original Film Score:

'Captain Phillips'

Composed by Henry Jackman


Composed by Steven Price

'The Epic of Everest'

Composed by Simon Fisher Turner

Best Television Soundtrack:

'Mr Selfridge'

Composed by Charlie Mole

'Ripper Street'

Composed by Dominik Scherrer

'The Thirteenth Tale'

Composed by Benjamin Wallfisch

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 24 Sep

Times to be confirmed

Birmingham Arena

Sat 15 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Sun 16 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 7 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

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