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Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Harry Styles lead 2023 Ivor Novello nominations
Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine and Harry Styles leading the pack.The nominees for this year’s instalment were announced yesterday (April 18) by The Ivors Academy, and features nine categories including Song Writer Of The Year With Amazon Music, Best Album and Best Contemporary Song.72 individual songwriters and composers from Britain and Ireland were announced in the nominations, and songwriting partnerships with Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon, and Cleopatra Nikolic (known artistically as Cleo Sol) and Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover lead the way, with three nominations each.Alongside Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon, nominees for the Songwriter Of The Year With Amazon Music award include Florence + The Machine frontwoman Florence Welch, The 1975’s George Daniel and Matty Healy, and Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers.Best Album nominees include Arctic Monkeys’ latest effort, ‘The Car’, as well as Lil Simz’s ‘No Thank You’, Fontaine D.C’s ‘Skinty Fia’ and Sault’s ‘11’.Elsewhere, Harry Styles is also in the running to win the award for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically with 2022’s ‘As It Was’. Other songs put forward include Tom Odell’s ‘Best Day Of My Life’, Florence + The Machine’s ‘King’, Sault’s ‘Stronger’ and Katie Gregson-Macleod’s ‘Complex’.Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ has also been named in the PRS for Music’s Top 5 Most Performed Songs of 2022 category – nearly four decades after the track was nominated for Best Contemporary Song.Launched in 1956, the awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of songwriting and composition and are awarded by award-winning artists and composers from The Ivors Academy.