Adele snubbed by Ivor Novellos – but Skepta, Ed Sheeran and Jamie XX make shortlist

She was by far the biggest British artist last year – and she writes or co-writes all of her biggest songs.

But Adele will almost certainly not be recognised at the Ivor Novello Awards in London this year, which take place on May 19. (She’ll just have to console herself with those four BRIT Awards – and selling an eye-watering amount more albums than everyone else in the game.)

The Ivor Novellos, which aims celebrates the best in British & Irish songwriting, has, however, embraced grime and hip-hop on its shortlist.

All three of the nominations in the Best Contemporary Song category have at least an element of the genres, made up of Skepta’s Shutdown, Roots Manuva’s Cargo and Snakehips’ All My Friends, which features Tinashe and Chance The Rapper.

The awards traditionally looked upon as the ‘biggies’ include Best Song – which will be fought between Ed Sheeran, Wolf Alice and Jamie Lawson – and Best Album, which is a toss-up between Villagers, Jamie xx and Gaz Coombes.

However, Songwriter Of The Year will beĀ confirmed at the event.

You can see the full list of nominations, announced earlier today, below.

Best song musically and lyrically

  • Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran
  • Bros – Wolf Alice
  • Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson

Best contemporary song

  • All My Friends – Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
  • Cargo – Roots Manuva
  • Shutdown – Skepta (pictured)

Most performed work

  • Hold Back The River – James Bay
  • Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
  • King – Years & Years

Best album

  • Darling Arithmetic – Villagers
  • In Colour – Jamie xx
  • Matador – Gaz Coombes

Best film score

  • Ex Machina
  • Pan
  • The Duke of Burgundy

Best television soundtrack

  • And Then There Were None
  • From Darkness
  • London Spy

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