Stormzy, Dave, and Sampha nominated for Ivor Novello Awards

The awards recognize achievements in British and Irish songwriting.

April 24, 2018
Stormzy, Dave, and Sampha nominated for Ivor Novello Awards Stormzy poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2018 in London on February 21, 2018.   Tolga Akmen/Getty

The nominees for the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards have been announced with Stormzy, Sampha, and Dave among the nominees. Also up for the pretigious U.K. songwriting awards this year are Ed Sheeran and Everything Everything, both of whom have multiple nominations.

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Stormzy is nominated for both his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, plus "Don't Cry For Me" from that record. He faces competition from London rapper Dave in the Best Contemporary Song category with Dave nominated for his political epic "Question Time."

Sampha's "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" is nominated for Best Song while Mica Levi is a nominee in the Best Original Film Score category for her work on biopic Jackie.

Winners will be announced at a London ceremony on May 31.

Ivor Novello 2018 nominees:

BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY

Everything Everything, "Can’t Do"
Elbow, "Magnificent (She Says)"
Sampha, "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"

BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG

CamelPhat and Elderbrook, "Cola"
Stormzy ft. Raleigh Ritchie, "Don't Cry For Me"
Dave, "Question Time"

PRS FOR MUSIC MOST PERFORMED WORK

Ed Sheeran, "Castle on the Hill"
Rag ΄n΄ Bone Man, "Human"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

ALBUM AWARD

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Everything Everything, A Fever Dream
Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer
This Is The Kit, Moonshine Freeze

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

IT
Jackie
Paddington 2

BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

Babs
SS-GB
The Miniaturist

BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Stormzy, Dave, and Sampha nominated for Ivor Novello Awards