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ADELE'S DOUBLE DELIGHT AT THE IVORS

ADELE'S DOUBLE DELIGHT AT THE IVORS

Adele with co-writer Paul Epworth
Adele with co-writer Paul Epworth
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David Stark and Andrew Lloyd Webber
David Stark and Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Mandy Oates (Eaton Music), Jimmy Webb and David Stark
Mandy Oates (Eaton Music), Jimmy Webb & David Stark
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David Stark and Mark Knopfler
David Stark and Mark Knopfler
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David Stark, Boy George and producer Steve Levine
David Stark, Boy George and producer Steve Levine
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London, May 17th: Adele won two prizes at the 57th annual Ivor Novello Awards, being named as Songwriter of the Year, while her hit "Rolling in the Deep" was the Most Performed Work of 2011. However, the same song was beaten by Ed Sheeran's "The A-Team" which was named Best Song Musically and Lyrically, while PJ Harvey's "Let England Shake" won the Album award, beating Adele's "21" and Kate Bush's "50 Words For Snow."

US artist Lana Del Rey and her British co-writer Justin Parker won Best Contemporary Song for "Video Games", while Take That were honoured for their Outstanding Contribution to British music, collected by Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Best Television Soundtrack went to Martin Phipps for BBC Two drama The Shadow Line, while the Film Soundtrack award went to Alex Heffes for the score for The First Grader.

Other awards at the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel went to Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp (Outstanding Song Collection); Siouxsie Sioux (Ivors Inspiration), Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits (Lifetime Achievement), presented by Sir George Martin; and veteran pianist Stan Tracey (Ivors' first Jazz Award). Legendary US songwriter Jimmy Webb was honoured with the PRS Special International Award, while the final award of the day, preceded by a hilarious speech by Leslie Bricusse, went to Andrew Lloyd Webber in the form of a BASCA Fellowship. The musical peer now joins a select group including his former writing partner Tim Rice, along with Elton John and Paul McCartney among others. The awards were hosted by Paul Gambaccini for the 25th consecutive year, while speeches were also made by BASCA chair Sarah Rodgers, PRS for Music chairman Guy Fletcher and CEO Robert Ashcroft.

Winners of the 57th Ivor Novello Awards

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
The A Team
Written & Performed by Ed Sheeran
UK Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song
Video Games
Written by Lana Del Rey / Justin Parker
Performed by Lana Del Rey
UK Publishers: EMI Music Publishing / Sony/ATV Music Publishing

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Rolling In The Deep
Written by Adele Adkins / Paul Epworth
Performed by Adele
UK Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / EMI Music Publishing

Album Award
Let England Shake
Written & Performed by PJ Harvey
UK Publishers: EMI Music Publishing / Hot Head Music

Best Original Film Score
The First Grader
Composed by Alex Heffes
UK Publishers: Fintage Publishing BV / Resonant Music (1) Limited Partners

Best Television Soundtrack
The Shadow Line
Composed by Martin Phipps
UK Publishers: Du Vinage Publishing Ltd

The Ivors Jazz Award
Stan Tracey

Outstanding Song Collection
Gary Kemp

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Siouxsie Sioux

Lifetime Achievement
Mark Knopfler

Songwriter of the Year
Adele Adkins

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Take That - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen & Robbie Williams

PRS for Music Special International Award
Jimmy Webb

BASCA Fellowship
Andrew Lloyd Webber

www.theivors.com

www.basca.org.uk

www.prsformusic.com

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