Celeste and Bon Jovi, along with Harry Styles and Dave were among the winners at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards, celebrating Britain’s best songwriters and composers during its ceremony last night, September 21.
Celeste and Jamie Hartman jointly took out the Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year award for a collection of work released last year. This included “Stop This Flame”, “I Can See the Change” and “A Little Love” for the John Lewis Christmas advert.
The evening’s Special International Award went to Bon Jovi‘s Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora for their 30-year musical partnership, while the Ivors Inspiration Award went to duo Goldfrapp – made up of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory – for their work together.
Nominated in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category, Harry Styles was awarded his first Ivor for “Adore You”, the second single from his Grammy-nominated album Fine Line.
The two other big Ivor accolades – Best Album and Best Contemporary Song – were awarded to Lianne La Havas and Dave and Fraser T Smith, respectively.
All but two of the Ivor Novello Awards categories (PRS for Music Most Performed Work and Songwriter of the Year) were judged by separate panels of songwriters and composers.
The Ivor Novello Awards 2021 winners are as follows:
SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT AWARD: Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
IVOR NOVELLO INSPIRATION AWARD: Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
BEST ALBUM: Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG: Future Utopia feat. Dave & Es Devlin – “Children Of The Internet”
PRS FOR MUSIC (MOST PERFORMED WORK): Harry Styles – “Adore You”
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Celeste and Jamie Hartman
BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY: Obongjayar – “God’s Own Children”
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE: Blanck Mass (Calm with Horses)
BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE: Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps)
BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK: Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury and The Insects (Devs).