James Blake, Sam Fender, Holly Humberstone, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave are among some of the biggest names in British music who have been nominated for the 2022 Ivor Novello Awards.
The awards ceremony, which celebrates songwriting and composition, will be held at Grosvenor House in London on May 19.
Inflo, whose real name is Dean Josiah Cover, has received three nods in the best album category for his part in co-writing songs on Cleo Sol’s record Mother, the alternative band Sault’s album Nine alongside Jack Penate and Cleo Sol, and Little Simz’s Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
He will also face competition for the award from the album Pink Noise written by Laura Mvula and Dann Hume, and Spare Ribs by Sleaford Mods, written by Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson. His fourth nomination comes in the best contemporary song category for his co-writing credits on Little Simz’s track “I Love You, I Hate You.”
The song will go up against “Body” by Russ Millions and Tion Wayne, “Coming Back” by James Blake featuring SZA, “Don’t Judge Me” by FKA Twigs, Headie One and Fred again, and “Just For Me” by Ivor Novello rising star award nominee PinkPantheress.
Also nominated for the rising star award are newcomers Ashaine White, Luz, Matilda Mann and Naomi Kimpenu.
Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran follows with three nominations at the 2022 Ivor Novello Awards, including two mentions in the PRs for music most performed work category for his hit singles “Bad Habits” and “Shivers.” He has also received a nod in the songwriter of the year category alongside Adele, Coldplay, Dave and Raye.
Multi-award winning singer Adele has also been nominated for the best song musically and lyrically award for her hit track “Easy On Me” – which won the 2022 Brit Award for British single.
It will go up against “All You Ever Wanted” by Rag’ n’ Bone Man, “Haunted House” by Holly Humberstone, “Let’s Go Home Together” by Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan, and Sam Fender’s “Seventeen Going Under.”
Shaznay Lewis, an Ivor Novello Award winner and judge for The Ivors, said: “It’s been a standout year for music and I am full of admiration for the 77 talented songwriters and composers we are celebrating this year.
“Their work and words touch on a dizzying range of emotions, and I count myself lucky to have heard their stories. As it has every year since 1956, The Ivors celebrates the outstanding creation of music, and I’d like to say a huge congratulations to every nominee.”