LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — English rockers The 1975 took home the awards for Best Contemporary Song and Songwriters of the Year for their at the 64th year Ivor Novello Awards.
The 1975’s George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy, and Ross MacDonald were awarded the Best Contemporary Song prize for their hit “Love It If We Made It” and took home the 2019 prize for their UK number one album “‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.”
The best album was presented to Bristol punk band Idles for their breakthrough LP Joy As An Act of Resistance, which the judges described it as “so visceral it is impossible to ignore”.
Mariah Carey was presented with the PRS for Music Special International Award, acknowledging her career as a performer and songwriter as well as one of the top-selling artists of all time.
British rapper Wiley, widely regarded as the Godfather of Grime, was presented with the Ivors Inspiration Award, which is awarded to a songwriter or composer for inspiring their peers.
Songwriters Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan, and Jamie Scott won PRS for Music Most Performed Work for These Days, performed by Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen. This was a first-time win for all five writers.
Meanwhile, Ben Howard won his first Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for Nica Libres at Dusk, the first single from his third album, Noonday Dream.
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music was presented to Richard Ashcroft in recognition of a 30 year career that included controversial hits such as Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Jonny Greenwood won his sixth Ivor Novello Award: Best Original Film Score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. Described by the judges as “romantic, expressive, imaginative and beautifully put together” they praised the way the music weaves through the film.
The Ivors are sponsored by PRS for Music.