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Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave battle it out for Ivor songwriting ...


Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave battle it out for Ivor songwriting awards

Artists competing for best album are Cleo Sol, SAULT, Laura Mvula, Little Simz and Sleaford Mods


British singers Adele, Ed Sheeran and Raye, rapper Dave and group Coldplay will compete for songwriter of the year at the Ivors, organisers said on Thursday, announcing nominees for the annual awards honouring those penning famous lyrics.

Producer Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, who has worked with the likes of Adele and Little Simz, leads nominations for the awards for songwriters and screen composers with four nods, three of them in the best album category, the UK-based Ivors Academy said.

Sheeran, who on Wednesday won a copyright case over his 2017 mega chart-topper Shape Of You at the High Court in London, has three nominations. The other two are for hit songs Bad Habits and Shivers, in the running for most performed work...

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