RAYE, Tyla, Harry Styles & More Nominated for 2024 Ivor Novello Awards: Full List

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Less than two months after sweeping the Brit Awards, RAYE is nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for best album for her smash debut My 21st Century Blues (on which she collaborated with Mike Sabath). RAYE won best contemporary song at last year’s Ivors with “Escapism,” which she co-wrote with 070 Shake and Sabath.

The Ivors Academy announced the nominations for The Ivors 2024 with Amazon Music on Tuesday (April 23), recognizing outstanding songwriters and composers across eight categories. Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony taking place at Grosvenor House, London, on Thursday May 23.

This year, 77 songwriters and composers have received Ivor Novello nominations, with 60% of them receiving a nod for the first time. Leading the way are Sampha and Yussef Dayes, who are both up for two Ivors across the songwriting categories, while composer Daniel Pemberton is nominated twice in the screen categories.

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Tyla’s “Water,” a former top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and the inaugural Grammy winner for best African music performance, is among the nominees for best contemporary song.

Presented since 1957, the Ivor Novello for Best Song Musically and Lyrically acknowledges outstanding song craft. Tom Odell receives his second nomination in as many years for “Black Friday.” He was nominated last year for co-writing “Best Day of My Life.”  Sampha and Dayes both receive their second nomination for co-writing Sampha’s “Spirit 2.0,” while 2023 Rising Star winner Victoria Canal returns with “Black Swan.” Also nominated are The Japanese House for “Sunshine Baby” and Blur for “The Narcissist” – 29 years on from the group’s first Ivors nomination.

In the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category, Harry Styles’ 2022 megahit “As It Was,” which he co-wrote with Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, which won the award last year, is nominated for the second year running. It is competing with PinkPantheress & Ice Spice’s “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”, Jazzy’s “Giving Me,” Kenya Grace’s “Strangers” and “Sprinter” by Dave & Central Cee.

Jerskin Fendrix, who received an Oscar nomination for best original score for Poor Things, is nominated in that category here too. The other nominees are Pemberton’s score for Marvel’s animated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Carly Paradis’ score for Typist Artist Pirate King, Carol Morley’s feature about the artist Audrey Amiss.

Pemberton is also nominated in the best television soundtrack category for his work on spy drama Slow Horses.

Fans can listen to tracks from the nominees on The Ivors 2024 playlist on Amazon Music. 

As previously announced, Bruce Springsteen will become the first songwriter from outside the U.K. to become a Fellow of the Academy, the highest honor the Academy bestows. 

Ivor Novello Awards will also be presented for Songwriter of the Year with Amazon Music, Outstanding Song Collection with PRS for Music, Visionary Award with Amazon Music, Special International Award, and Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Here’s a complete list of the nominations for The Ivors 2024:

Best album

Black Classical Music; written by Yussef Dayes, Rocco Palladino and Charlie Stacey; performed by Yussef Dayes; music published in the UK by YD Music-Kobalt Music Publishing and Sentric Music 

Crazymad, for Me; written and performed by CMAT; music published in the UK by BMG

False Lankum; written by Daragh Lynch, Ian Lynch, Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat; performed by Lankum; music published in the UK by Beggars Music

Lahai; written and performed by Sampha; music published in the UK by Young Songs-Sony Music Publishing

My 21st Century Blues; written by Raye and Mike Sabath; performed by Raye; music published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music Ltd and Sony Music Publishing

Best contemporary song

“Back on 74”; written by Lydia Kitto, J Lloyd and Tom McFarland; performed by Jungle; music published in the UK by Handsome Dad Publishing-Sony Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing

“Enough”; written by Brian Eno, Fred Gibson, Buddy Ross and Winnie Raeder; performed by Fred again.. & Brian Eno; music published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing, Promised Land Music-Sony Music Publishing, Heavy Duty-Kobalt Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Ltd

“Geronimo Blues”; written by Kwake Bass, Peter Bennie, Biscuit, Raven Bush and Kae Tempest; performed by Speakers Corner Quartet feat. Kae Tempest; music published in the UK by Warp Publishing and Domino Publishing Company

“Mama’s Eyes”; written by Todd Dulaney, Ines Dunn, Barney Lister and METTE; performed by METTE; music published in the UK by MNRK Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Promised Land Music-Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Ltd

“Water”; written by Imani ‘Mocha’ Lewis, Corey Lindsay-Keay, Jackson Lomastro, Ari PenSmith, Rayo, Sammy Soso and Olmo Zucca; performed by Tyla; music published in the UK by Always Forward Thinking-Kobalt Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Ltd, Concord Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

Best song musically and lyrically

“Black Friday”; written by Laurie Blundell, Max Clilverd and Tom Odell; performed by Tom Odell; music published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing-UROK Music Publishing

“Black Swan”; written by Victoria Canal, Jonny Lattimer and Eg White; performed by Victoria Canal; music published in the UK by Second Songs-Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Ltd and Universal Music Publishing

“Spirit 2.0”; written by Yussef Dayes and Sampha; performed by Sampha; music published in the UK by YD Music-Kobalt Music Publishing and Young Songs-Sony Music Publishing

“Sunshine Baby”; written by Amber Bain; performed by The Japanese House; music published in the UK by Dirty Hit Songs-Kobalt Music Publishing

“The Narcissist”; written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree; performed by Blur; music published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing and BMG

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

“As It Was”; written by Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson and Harry Styles; performed by Harry Styles; music published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Pulse Songs-Concord Music Publishing

“Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”; written by Ice Spice, Mura Masa and PinkPantheress; performed by PinkPantheress & Ice Spice; music published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing, BMG and Sony Music Publishing

“Giving Me”; written by Conor Bissett, Robert Griffiths and Jazzy; performed by Jazzy; music published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing

“Sprinter”; written by Central Cee, Dave, Jo Caleb and Jonny Leslie; performed by Dave & Central Cee; music published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music Ltd and Kobalt Music Publishing

“Strangers”; written and performed by Kenya Grace; music published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd

Rising Star Award With Amazon Music

Blair Davie

Chrissi

Elmiene

Master Peace

Nino SLG

Best original film score

Poor Things; composed by Jerskin Fendrix; music published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse; composed by Daniel Pemberton; music published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing

Typist Artist Pirate King; composed by Carly Paradis

Best original video game score

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare III; composed by Walter Mair

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor; composed by Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab; music published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Tin Hearts; composed by Matthew Chastney; music published in the UK by Sentric Music

Best television soundtrack

Boat Story; composed by Dominik Scherrer; music published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

Slow Horses Season 3; composed by Daniel Pemberton and Toydrum; music published in the UK by Apple-Sony Music Publishing

The Crown The Final Season; composed by Martin Phipps; music published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies; composed by Arthur Sharpe; music published in the UK by BDi Music obo Sister Pictures and Rights Worldwide

 Three Little Birds; composed by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell