With the Ivor Novello Awards coming up on 31 May, Anusha takes a look at some of the past winners and nominees (2010 – 2017).
Never a stranger to controversy or speaking her mind whether it be on social media or through her music, Lily Allen won the PRS for Music Most Performed Work for The Fear in 2010.
Bat For Lashes
Bat For Lashes, fronted by Natasha Khan, won an Ivor Novello for the song Daniel in 2010. She’s not one to shy away from creativity and I love how she has people playing her ‘demons’ in the video.
Unless you lived under a rock during the whole of 2012, it’s no surprise that Adele won the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award her song Rolling in the Deep.
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie Sioux was awarded The Ivors Inspiration Award for her musical contribution to the UK music industry. Still releasing music today, she’s been active since her first release, The Scream, in 1978.
Emeli Sande won the PRS for Music Most Performed Work in 2013 for her UK Top 10 hit Next To Me. It was also the 14th biggest selling single in 2012.
Errollyn Wallen won The Ivors Classical Music Award in 2014. Her pieces are riveting and more than worthy of an award.
Laura Mvula was nominated for the Album Award in 2014 for her release Sing to the Moon. Laura’s distinctive tone in Green Garden will always give me chills.
The one and only Annie Lennox has carved out a legacy for herself in the music industry. She was awarded the BASCA Fellowship award in 2015.
Jess Glynne, an artist who doesn’t seem to slowing down anytime soon, was nominated for PRS for Music Most Performed Work in 2016 for her song Hold My Hand.
I believe Florence Welch is on her way to creating a very similar legacy to Annie Lennox. Florence’s creativity in her music and videos is just as striking. She was awarded the International Achievement Award in 2017. Have a listen to her new single Hunger.