Hozier nominated alongside Arctic Monkeys at Ivor Novello Awards

Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, and George Ezra are among the “brilliantly diverse” nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

The range of musical influences in the categories has been hailed by prize organisers, with 70% of nominees recognised for the first time.

Ezra has been nominated for the success of his single, Shotgun, and Arctic Monkeys’ Four Out Of Five, penned by frontman Alex Turner, has been recognised as one of the best songs musically and lyrically.

The track faces competition from Ben Howard’s Nica Libres At Dusk, and Nina Cried Power by Hozier.

Winners will be announced at a star-studded event at Grosvenor House in London in May.

Crispin Hunt, chairman of The Ivors Academy, said: “The works nominated for The Ivors 2019 are brilliantly diverse, and we’re delighted to see so many first-time nominees recognised.

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“As the only peer-nominated music awards in the country, they are a fantastic reflection of the exciting emerging talent of British and Irish music creators today.

“Our congratulations to all nominated.”

Ezra is among the nominations for most-performed work for his track Shotgun, which is competing with Breathe, by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen.

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Jorja Smith’s Blue Lights, written by Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli and Smith herself, has been nominated in the category of best contemporary song.

Young Fathers’ Cocoa Sugar has been nominated as one of the best albums of 2019.

Works eligible for the awards were commercially released in the UK in 2018 and have a British or Irish songwriting or composing contribution of at least a third.

Winners will be announced on May 23.

The full list of nominations is below:

Best song musically and lyrically

Four Out Of Five

Written by Alex Turner

Performed by Arctic Monkeys

Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Nica Libres At Dusk

Written and performed by Ben Howard

Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Limited

Nina Cried Power

Written and performed by Hozier

Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing – The Evolving Music Company

Best contemporary song

Black Rose

Written by Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Daniel Miles, JoJo Mukeza and Jaime Naldo Menezes

Performed by Ghetts ft Kojey Radical

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and EMI Music Publishing – Stellar Songs

Blue Lights

Written by Guy Bonnet, Dizzee Rascal, Roland Romanelli and Jorja Smith

Performed by Jorja Smith

Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Love It If We Made It

Written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald

Performed by The 1975

Published in the UK by Good Solider Songs

PRS for Music most performed work

Breathe

Written by Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen

Performed by Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen

Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Reservoir Reverb Music

Shotgun

Written by George Ezra Barnett, FRED and Joel Pott

Performed by George Ezra

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management and Sony ATV/Music Publishing – Promised Land Music

These Days

Written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott

Performed by Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen

Published in the UK by Big Deal Music – Peermusic UK, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

Best album

Cocoa Sugar

Written by Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings and Alloysious Massaquoi

Performed by Young Fathers

Published in the UK by Just Isn’t Music Limited

I’m All Ears

Written by Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton

Performed by Let’s Eat Grandma

Published in the UK by Blue Raincoat Songs

Joy As An Act of Resistance

Written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot

Performed by Idles

Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Best original film score

American Animals

Composed by Anne Nikitin

Published in the UK by Accorder Music – Peermusic UK

Phantom Thread

Composed by Jonny Greenwood

Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell North America Limited

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Composed by Daniel Pemberton

Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best television soundtrack 

Flowers (Series 2)

Composed by Arthur Sharpe

Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Composed by Clint Mansell

Published in the UK by Decca Publishing – Universal Music Publishing

Requiem

Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer

Published in the UK by BMG Rights Management, Du Vinage Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best original video game score

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Composed by Michael Georgiades, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith

Q.U.B.E. 2

Composed by David Housden

Sea of Thieves

Composed by Robin Beanland

- Press Association

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