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British Singer Adele gets home a pair of Ivor Novello songwriting awards

Thursday, May 17, 2012

British singer Adele won two Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting on Thursday, adding to a long list of music awards, but lost in the best album and song categories.

The queen graph 24 years has won two coveted Ivor Novello for the song the most practiced of 2011 (Rolling in the Deep) and songwriter of the year.

She was also nominated for best song musically and lyrically (Rolling in the Deep), but was defeated by Ed Sheeran The A Team, and in the category of Adele album, record 21 was nominated, but lost Shake PJ Harvey Let England.

In a year dominated by female artists, it is not surprising to see rising American star Lana Del Rey win the award for Best Contemporary Song for video games, co-written by Briton Justin Parker.

The soundtrack was the best of television composition Martin Phipps' for The Shadow Line, and Alex Heffes received the highest score of the film with The First Grader.

Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame picked up an award for outstanding song collection, Siouxsie Sioux won the Ivor inspiration and Dire Straits singer and songwriter Mark Knopfler has received a Lifetime Achievement honor.

Former boy band Take that won an award for their outstanding contribution to British music.
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