Harry Styles won his first Ivor Novello award.
The 27-year-old singer was recognized for “Adore You” – which was co-written with Amy Allen, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon – in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category, based on performance data collected by royalty . organization, during a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday (09.21.21).
And the former One Direction singer wasn’t the only one to win the ceremony for the first time, as a total of 70% of the prizes went to new winners.
Lianne La Havas’ self-titled third album, which she wrote with Matthew Hales, named Best Album, and Celeste and her writing partner Jamie Hartman were honored with the Songwriter of the Year award.
Dave and producer Fraser T. Smith won the award for best contemporary song for “Children of the Internet,” which was performed by Future Utopia ft. Dave and Es Devlin, and the best musical song and lyrics went to Obongjayar and Barney Lister for “God’s Own Children”.
The Rising Star Award with Apple Music went to Willow Kayne, the 20-year-old artist receiving a one-year mentorship from Apple Music executives and Ivors Academy member Nile Rodgers.
The Chic frontman called Willow a “real star in the making”.
Best Original Film Score went to Blanck Mass for “Calm with Horses”, while “Devs” won the Best Television Soundtrack Award for Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury and The Insects, and Gareth Coker won the best original video game music for “Ori and the Will”. will-o’-the-wisps’.
The Classical Music Award went to Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Bon Jovi’s Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora received the Special International Award with Apple Music in recognition of their 30-year musical partnership, while Goldfrapp duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory received the Ivors Inspiration Award, and Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith won the Outstanding Song Collection award, and Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory received the Ivors Inspiration Award for their work as the Goldfrapp duo.
Ivors Awards Committee Chairman Shaznay Lewis said each winner “brings joy to so many and creates the soundtrack of our lives.”
She added: “In addition to being amazed by their accomplishments, I want to thank every winner and nominee for creating the most wonderful and impactful music of the time.”
The full list of Ivor Novello 2021 winners:
‘Lianne La Havas’ – Lianne La Havas
Best Contemporary Song:
“Children of the Internet” – The feat of Future Utopia. Dave & Es Devlin
Best Original Film Music:
“Quiet with the horses”
Best Original Video Game Score:
“Ori and the will of the wisps”
Best song musically and lyrically:
“God’s own children”
Best Television Soundtrack:
PRS for the most played musical work:
“I adore you” – Harry Styles
Songwriter of the Year:
Celeste and Jamie Hartman