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Adele Picks Up Two Ivor Novello Awards

Ed Sheeran, Take That & Lana Del Rey were also among the winners...

Adele was the big winner at this afternoon's Ivor Novello Awards (17th May), picking up two gongs at the prestigious ceremony.

The 24-year old star was named Songwriter of the Year at the bash - held at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London - as well as picking up the Most Performed Work award for Rolling In The Deep.

During her acceptance speech for Songwriter of the Year, Adele dedicated her award to manager Jonathan Dickins, stating: "I got signed really quickly. I read my reviews on my first album, like a d***head.

“I took it on board that critics said my songs weren’t as good as my voice. So thank you for that. I would be nowhere if it wasn’t for you Jonathan.”


When accepting the gong for Most Performed Work, she thanked all the “drunken karaoke people", adding: "The statue is so beautiful. I’d like to say Take That, it’s a pleasure having my name anywhere near yours. I love ya, I miss ya.”

While she may have took home the most trophies, Adele - who was nominated in four categories - was beaten by PJ Harvey to the coveted Best Album award for her LP Let England Shake.

The Someone Like You hitmaker also lost out to Ed Sheeran in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category, with the 21-year old winning the gong for his debut single, The A Team.

Lana Del Rey also picked up the Best Contemporary Song accolade for Video Games, while Take That were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To British Music prize.

Winners of the 57th Ivor Novello Awards - full list:

Best Contemporary Song
Video Games - Lana Del Rey

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Rolling In The Deep Written - Adele

Best Television Soundtrack
The Shadow Line  - Composed by Martin Phipps

The Ivors Jazz Award
Stan Tracey

Album Award
Let England Shake - PJ Harvey

Outstanding Song Collection
Gary Kemp

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Siouxsie Sioux

Best Original Film Score
The First Grader Composed by Alex Heffes

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen & Robbie Williams (Take That)

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Lifetime Achievement
Mark Knopfler

Songwriter of the Year
Adele Adkins

PRS for Music Special International Award
Jimmy Webb BASCA

Fellowship
Andrew Lloyd Webber

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