Stars Harry Styles, Celeste and Lianne La Havas swept the stage on the Ivor Novellos in London on Tuesday. They were awarded prize money at an annual ceremony ceremony that honor screen and songwriters.
Over half of the winners received their very first Ivor at the ceremony, including la Havas who was awarded the the best record for her auto-titled album which was written by producer and musician Matthew Hales.
The presenters of who presented the Ivors Academy described it as “a amazing concept album the song cycle shows the phases of a relationship starting from early love to the end”.
“I’m very content I’m amazed,” La Havas told Daily Reuters.
Celeste as well as producer Jamie Hartman won the Songwriter of the Year award for a collection of hits including “Stop this Fire”, “I Can See the Change”, “Little Runaway”, “Love is Back” and “A Little Love”.
“Adore You” was awarded the best-performing piece of work for Styles and co-writers Amy Allen, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon.
The best song both musically and lyrically was given to London-based Nigerian musician Obongjayar as well as music producer Barney Lister for ” God’s Own Children”.
The 2016 edition of the awards also included Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears, known for hits from the 1980s such as “Shout” along with “Everybody Would Like to Rule The World” and were recognized in the outstanding collection of songs category. The duo will launch their first album in 17 years within the coming months.
“We’ve not was able to define the albums we’ve made,” Smith told Daily Reuters.
“All you have to say is that it’s the way we’re feeling right now, and how we feel about recording at the moment. It’s like the sound of a Tears for Fears record.”
The rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora received the top international prize for their collaboration in music, as electronic duo Goldfrapp won the award for inspiration.
Other winners were “Children from the web” that was named the top contemporary track. The trackwas written by the rapper Dave as well as the producer Fraser T Smith, addresses the effects of social media.
They were named for the 20th century’s early Welsh actor, composer and entertainer, first presented in 1956.
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One of the famous faces who attended the gala included ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus. Ulvaeus has recently launched his Credits Due campaign for songwriters and composers to be acknowledged for their efforts.
“Credits are crucial for people who are the authors … because it’s the method that other people are able to hear about their work,” he told Daily Reuters.