2004 Novello nominations announced

Natasha Bedingfield, The Streets and Keane will battle it out for best song of 2004 after being nominated today for the Ivor Novello Awards.

Natasha Bedingfield, The Streets and Keane will battle it out for best song of 2004 after being nominated today for the Ivor Novello Awards.

Rising star Bedingfield is up for These Words, Streets’ frontman Mike Skinner for Dry Your Eyes, and Keane for the hit ballad Everybody’s Changing.

Band Aid 20’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? Is in the running for two prestigious Ivors, the awards which celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

The Streets also have a second nomination, with Blinded By The Lights in the running for Best Contemporary Song.

It is up against Take Me Out, the track by award-winning Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand, and For Lovers, sung by Wolfman and Pete Doherty, the troubled former singer of The Libertines.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? Featured the likes of Will Young, The Darkness and the Sugababes belting it out for charity 20 years after the first recording of the song.

It will battle against U2’s Vertigo and Limp Bizkit’s Behind Blue Eyes for International Hit of the Year and is also nominated for Best-Selling UK Single of the Year.

Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus may have disappeared from view in recent months, but her debut single All This Time has also been nominated for Best-Selling UK Single, with Eric Prydz’s version of Call On Me.

Call On Me, whose video featured scantily dressed women practising aerobics, made chart history recently by reaching number one on the back of just 23,500 sales, the lowest number since records began 36 years ago.

George Michael’s Amazing, Britney Spears’ Toxic, and Jamelia’s Thank You are up for Most Performed Work.

The awards are held in honour of Ivor Novello, the British musician and songwriter who died in 1951.

Other awards for categories including Album, Outstanding Song Collection and International Achievement will also be announced on the night.

The 50th Ivor Novello Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane on May 26.

The nominations:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

:: Dry Your Eyes – The Streets

:: These Words – Natasha Bedingfield

:: Everybody’s Changing – Keane

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

:: For Lovers – Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty

:: Blinded By The Lights – The Streets

:: Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

PRS MOST PERFORMED WORK

:: Amazing – George Michael

:: Toxic – Britney Spears

:: Thank You – Jamelia

INTERNATIONAL HIT OF THE YEAR

:: Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit

:: Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 20

:: Vertigo – U2

BEST SELLING UK SINGLE

:: All This Time – Michelle McManus

:: Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 20

:: Call On Me – Eric Prydz

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

:: Deep Blue – George Fenton

:: Man On Fire – Harry Gregson-Williams

:: Enduring Love – Jeremy Sams

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR TELEVISION

:: Fallen – Paul Leonard-Morgan

:: North And South – Martin Phipps

:: Blackpool – Rob Lane.

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