Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka make Ivors shortlist

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Laura Mvula, who’s recently been dropped by Sony label RCA, is among the list of nominees for the 62nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

Organised by the British Association of Composers & Songwriters (BASCA), the ceremony exists to honour excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

It takes places on May 18th at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The nominees list spans pop, soul, R&B, rock and electronic genres.

Michael Kiwanuka, who lost out on British Album at the BRITs for Love & Hate, is in with a chance at the Ivors in two of the top categories — Best Song Musically & Lyrically and Album Award.

Mvula appears in the same two categories for her second album (and last on Sony), The Dreaming Room.

Mystery Jets will battle it out with Kiwanuka and Mvula for Best Song, while Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are also nominated for the Album Award with Skeleton Tree.

Songwriter Of The Year, International Achievement and Outstanding Song Collection will be announced on the night.

After being snubbed last year, Adele is up for PRS for Music Most Performed Work (the song that’s had the most broadcast, online and general performances across last year) for When We Were Young.

Coldplay get two nods in the same category for Adventure of a Lifetime and Hymn for the Weekend.

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

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

  • Black Man – Michael Kiwanuka
  • Overcome – Laura Mvula ft Nile Rodgers
  • Telomere – Mystery Jets

Best Contemporary Song

  • Love$ick – Mura Masa ft A$AP Rocky
  • Man – Skepta
  • Sexual – NEIKED

Album Award

  • Love & Hate – Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • The Dreaming Room – Laura Mvula

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

  • Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
  • Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay
  • When We Were Young – Adele

Best Original Film Score

  • High-Rise – Clint Mansell
    Kubo and the Two Strings – Dario Marianelli
  • My Scientology Movie – Dan Jones

Best Television Soundtrack

  • The Collection – Dominik Scherrer
  • The Witness for the Prosecution – Paul Englishby
  • War and Peace – Martin Phipps

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