Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave among the nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave are among the biggest names in British music to be nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

nflo, which has produced and co-written for artists including Adele, Little Simz and Michael Kiwanuka, leads the field with four nominations.

The awards ceremony, which celebrates songwriting and composition, will take place on May 19th at Grosvenor House in London.


Little Simz was nominated for Best Album and Best Contemporary Song (Ian West/PA)

Inflo, whose real name is Dean Josiah Cover, received three Best Album nominations for his role as co-writer of songs on Cleo Sol’s album Mother, alternative band Sault’s album Nine alongside Jack Penate and Cleo Sol and Little Simz’s “Manual” I Might Be an Introvert.

He will also compete for the award with the album Pink Noise, written by Laura Mvula and Dann Hume, and Sleaford Mods’ Spare Ribs, written by Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson.

His fourth nomination comes in the Best Contemporary Song category for his co-writing credits on Little Simz’ track I Love You, I Hate You.

The song is pitted against Russ Millions and Tion Wayne’s “Body”, James Blake’s “Coming Back” with SZA, FKA Twigs’ “Don’t Judge Me”, “Headie One” and “Fred Again” and “Just For Me”. by Ivor Novello, the Rising Star Award nominee PinkPantheress.

Also nominated for the Rising Star Award are newcomers Ashaine White, Luz, Matilda Mann and Naomi Kimpenu.


Ed Sheeran has received three nominations for the 2022 Ivor Novello Awards (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Chart-topping Sheeran follows with three nominations, including two mentions in the PRs for Music Most Performed Work category for his hit singles “Bad Habits” and “Shivers.”

He has also received an award in the Songwriter of the Year category alongside Adele, Coldplay, Dave and Raye.

Multi-award-winning singer Adele was also nominated for Best Song, Musically and Lyrically for her hit ‘Easy On Me’ – which won the 2022 Brit Award for British Single.

It will compete against Rag’n’Bone Man’s All You Ever Wanted, Holly Humberstone’s Haunted House, Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan’s Let’s Go Home Together, and Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under.


Sam Fender nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically (Lesley Martin/PA)

Shaznay Lewis, Ivor Novello Award winner and judge for The Ivors, said: “It has been an outstanding year for music and I am in awe of the 77 talented songwriters and composers we are celebrating this year.

“Your work and words touch a dizzying array of emotions and I feel fortunate to have heard your stories.

“As it has every year since 1956, The Ivors celebrates the excellence of musical creation and I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to each nominee.”

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