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Adele Wins Songwriter Of The Year At Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Adele took top honors when she was named songwriter of the year at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards on Thursday night.

Adele, who won the award this year for her her third album, "25," previously took home the same award in 2012 for her last album, "21."

Other winners for the night included Damon Albarn, who was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Conor O’Brien, who won best album for his work on the Villagers' "Darling Arithmetic." The inspiration award went to "Madchester" band Happy Mondays, while Simple Minds won the outstanding song collection prize.

The 61st annual Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music and weer held at the Grosvenor House, London on May 19th.

The Full list of Winners

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Hold Back The River
Written by Iain Archer and James Bay
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Spirit B-Unique Music

Best Television Soundtrack

London Spy
Composed by Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing

The Ivors Classical Music Award

Oliver Knussen

International Achievement

Wayne Hector

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Wasn’t Expecting That
Written by Jamie Lawson
Published in the UK by Imagem Music

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Mark Day, Paul Davis, Paul Ryder, Shaun Ryder and Gary Whelan

Album Award

Darling Arithmetic
Written by Conor O’Brien
Published in the UK by Domino Publishing Company

Songwriter of the Year


Best Original Film Score

Composed by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Song

All My Friends
Written by James Carter, Oliver Lee, Cass Lowe and Chance The Rapper
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Outstanding Song Collection

Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr and Mick MacNeil

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley

Lifetime Achievement

Damon Albarn

PRS for Music Special International Award

Bryan Adams