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The Ivors

The Ivors is the UK's foremost celebration of creative excellence in songwriting and screen composition.

2022 winners announced

The Ivors celebrates creative excellence by British and Irish songwriters and screen composers. It is one of the most loved and respected moments in music.

This year’s winners have been announced. Explore the winners below and listen to music and more on Apple Music.

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting and composing.

Awards ceremony

The 67th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music took place on Thursday 19th May at the Grosvenor House, London.

  • Date
  • Time
    11:30 - 16:30
  • Address
    JW Marriott Grosvenor House London 86-90 Park Lane Mayfair London W1K 7TN
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2022 Winners

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MOTHER

Written by Cleo Sol and Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover

Performed by Cleo Sol
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NINE

Written by Cleo Sol, Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Jack Peñate
Published in the UK by Sentric Music

Performed by SAULT

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PINK NOISE

Written by Dann Hume and Laura Mvula
Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Performed by Laura Mvula
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SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT

Written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Little Simz
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Performed by Little Simz
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SPARE RIBS

Written by Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson
Published in the UK by Wipe Out Music

Performed by Sleaford Mods
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BODY

Written by Gotcha, Russ Millions and Tion Wayne
Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music, Sony Music Publishing and Concord CM UK Ltd

Performed by Russ Millions & Tion Wayne
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COMING BACK

Written by James Blake, Dominic Maker, Starrah and SZA
Published in the UK by I Keep Calling-Pulse Global-Concord Music Publishing LLC, Warp Publishing, People Over Planes-These Are Songs of Pulse-Concord Music Publishing LLC and Universal Music Publishing

Performed by James Blake ft. SZA
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DON’T JUDGE ME

Written by FKA twigs, Fred again.. and Headie One
Published in the UK by BMG, Promised Land Music-Universal Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing

Performed by FKA twigs, Headie One & Fred again..
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I LOVE YOU, I HATE YOU

Written by Dean ‘Inflo’ Josiah Cover and Little Simz
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

Performed by Little Simz
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JUST FOR ME

Written by Mura Masa, PinkPantheress, Mike Kinsella, Steve Holmes and Steve Lamos
Published in the UK by BMG and Sony Music Publishing

Performed by PinkPantheress
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AFTER LOVE

Composed by Chris Roe
Published in the UK by Cacophony Ltd

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Composed by Steven Price
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing

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SPENCER

Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Published in the UK by Concord Music Publishing LLC

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THE WORLD TO COME

Composed by Daniel Blumberg
Published in the UK by Wise Music Group

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OMNO

Composed by Benedict Nichols

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RETURNAL

Composed by Bobby Krlic

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ALL YOU EVER WANTED

Written by Mike Elizondo, Natalie Hemby, Ben Jackson-Cook and Rag’n’Bone Man
Published in the UK by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

Performed by Rag’n’Bone Man
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EASY ON ME

Written by Adele and Greg Kurstin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

Performed by Adele
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HAUNTED HOUSE

Written by Sarah Aarons, Holly Humberstone and Rob Milton
Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Promised Land Music-Universal Music Publishing

Performed by Holly Humberstone
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LET’S GO HOME TOGETHER

Written by James Arthur, Tom Barnes, Ella Henderson, Pete Kelleher and Ben Kohn
Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing and BMG

Performed by Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan
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SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER

Written by Sam Fender
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing

Performed by Sam Fender
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BLITZ SPIRIT WITH LUCY WORSLEY

Composed by Jessica Dannheisser
Published in the UK by Northdog Music Publishing

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LANDSCAPERS

Composed by Arthur Sharpe
Published in the UK by BDi Music Ltd obo Sister Pictures Ltd and SATV Publishing

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ROBIN ROBIN

Composed by Ben Please and Beth Porter
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing obo Aardman Animations Ltd

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THE OUTLAWS

Composed by Stew Jackson and Dan Jones
Published in the UK by Kobalt Music Publishing and Faber Music

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THE SERPENT

Composed by Dominik Scherrer
Published in the UK by Du Vinage Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

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BAD HABITS

Written by Fred again.., Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Promised Land Music-Universal Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Ltd-Sony Music Publishing

Performed by Ed Sheeran
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BED

Written by David Guetta, Jin Jin, Raye and Giorgio Tuinfort
Published in the UK by Jackback Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music and New Classic

Performed by Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta
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COLD HEART (PNAU REMIX)

Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Andrew Meecham and Dean Meredith
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and Defected Music

Performed by Elton John & Dua Lipa
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LITTLE BIT OF LOVE

Written by Daniel Bryer, Tom Grennan and Mike Needle
Published in the UK by Catherine Songs-Sony Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

Performed by Tom Grennan
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SHIVERS

Written by Kal Lavelle, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran
Published in the UK by Sony Music Publishing, Rokstone Music-Universal Music Publishing and Ed Sheeran Ltd-Sony Music Publishing

Performed by Ed Sheeran
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ASHAINE WHITE

Just when you thought every genre mash-up had been done, along comes Ashaine White with a brand new hybrid: grunge-soul. That’s how the super-talented North London singer-songwriter bills her awesomely authentic music. After a frustrating period of inactivity during the pandemic, her debut Fairytales EP – bristling with brilliantly brooding songs such as Cure – has restored her momentum. Within, you’ll find echoes of everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Kurt Cobain, but also a star-in-the-making with a style all of her own.

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LUZ

Talent always knows talent, and despite her tender years, Luz’s songwriting skills have already been recognised by the best in the business. The Irish teenager has won support slots with Freya Ridings and Lewis Capaldi, while her emotive originals and strikingly original covers have been endorsed by Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Dermot Kennedy. Meanwhile, mesmerising songs such as We’ll Be Fine and Permanent +1 have helped her amass over 60 million streams. Next stop is surely stardom to equal some of her admirers.

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MATILDA MANN

The only Mann on this year’s all-female shortlist, this 21-year-old singer-songwriter from West London is really going places. She has already finished second in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest – earning a slot at the festival in the process – and supported Arlo Parks and Beabadoobee. Meanwhile her wonderfully emotional songs from EPs such as Sonder and Because I Wanted You To Know have received widespread radio and streaming support. Matilda is truly a Mann for all seasons.

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NAOMI KIMPENU

Not for nothing was Naomi Kimpenu’s debut EP entitled Prelude. The stunning four-track collection is the perfect calling card, serving notice of what her perfectly poised vocals and superbly sincere songwriting style can do. With elements drawn from soul, gospel, classical and beyond, songs such as Only and Who I Am have won plenty of fans – including some major radio support – but you sense that, with Naomi Kimpenu, there is still so much more to come.

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PINKPANTHERESS

PinkPantheress’ rise to fame has been very modern. She has made expert use of social media, dropping snippets of songs and gauging reaction before putting the full versions online. And yet you’ll find plenty of classic craft in irresistible anthems such as Break It Off and Attracted To You. That’s why she has racked up hundreds of millions of streams and gained rave notices in Dazed, i-D and NME. The perfect mix of new school and old school, PinkPantheress is cool for all cats.

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Recipient

Shakira

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Discover music from the The Ivors nominees and much more on Apple Music.

Listen to our specially curated playlists, watch interviews with our Rising Stars, and delve into the archive of Ivor Novello Award winning songs, film, and television scores.

The Ivors Academy would like to thank all who sat on this year’s award panels: Dan Adams, Jessica Agombar, Iain Archer, Christopher Barnett, Richard Beddow, Bernard Butler, Rachel Chinouriri, Sarah Cracknell, Rebecca Dale, Dyo, Michelle Escoffery, Ilan Eshkeri, Jamal Green, Philip Guyler, Karen Harding, Paul Hartnoll, Wayne Hector, Luci Holland, Crispin Hunt, Jin Jin, Alyx Jones, Lianne La Havas, Chris Loco, Rob Lord, Cass Lowe, David Lowe, Adrian Leung, Shaznay Lewis, Alloysious Massaquoi, Andrew Simon McAllister, Dave McCabe, Andrew Roachford, Emma Rohan, Karen Poole, Vince Pope, Gaynor Sadler, Renell Shaw, Dominic Shovelton, David Sneddon, Kate Stables, Biff Stannard, Isabella Summers, Tinie, Tess Tyler, Hannah V, Shakira Walters, Lindsay Wright, Victoria Wijeratne, Roma Yagnik and Gary Yershon.

Latest Awards Snaps View all

We are beyond honoured that Peter Gabriel became the latest Fellow of The Ivors Academy today.

This is the highest honour we bestow and is in recognition of Peter’s outstanding contributions as a musician, innovator, humanitarian and songwriter.

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Worthy recipient of Outstanding Song Collection at #TheIvors - Paul Heaton.

His exceptional talent at observing and challenging society with a pop sensibility has resulted in his place as one of this country’s finest songwriters.

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❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 @thecure’s @robertsmith and Simon Gallup - winners of The @prsformusic Icon Award at #theivors

Undeniably two of music’s most inspiring and influential songwriters. True cultural icons.

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And that’s a wrap! What a day 😍

Here are some of the best bits from the ceremony.

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Fresh from winning this year’s @prsformusic Icon Award 🤩

@thecure’s Simon Gallup and @robertsmith 👏

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A Fellowship is the highest honour that the Academy bestows, recognising excellence in the art and craft of music creation.

Joining a roster of songwriting greats we are delighted to present the Academy Fellowship to @itspetergabriel

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What winning an Ivor Novello Award for Best Album means to the wonderful Laura Mvula.

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The Special International Award with @applemusic goes to @shakira 🌍✨

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🏆 The @PRSforMusic Icon Award goes to @thecure’s @robertsmith & Simon Gallup

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The Ivors Songwriter of the Year is @Santandave ✨🤩

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@yardmanflo and @littlesimz take home the Ivor for Best Contemporary Song with I Love You, I Hate You 🎼🎤

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Best Original Film Score is awarded to composer @_danielblumberg_ for The World To Come 📽️🎶

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Scaling the heights of songwriting excellence, the recipient of Outstanding Song Collection goes to @paulheatonsolo 👏

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The Ivor for @PRSforMusic Most Performed Work goes to…

Bad Habits written by @fredagainagainagainagainagain, @jmd_snowpatrol l and @teddysphotos!

#TheIvors #FredAgain #JohnnyMcDaid #EdSheeran
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What songwriting means to Ivor Novello Award winner @sam_fender

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The award for Best Original Video Game Score goes to @richardjacquescomposer for Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy 🎼🕹️

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✨ The Ivors Visionary Award goes to @cocteautwinsband ✨

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🌟 The Ivors Rising Star Award with @AppleMusic winner 🌟

@naomikimpenu

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