62nd Ivor Novello Awards 2017: Adele vs Coldplay for Music Most Performed Work

By Michelle Guanzon / 2017.04.20

Adele and Coldplay are set to go head-to-head in bringing home the most prestigious annual British music award.

The music artists will be competing for the “PRS for Music Most Performed Work” which credits the song having received the most broadcast both during general performance and online in United Kingdom in 2016.

Adele has received a nomination for her song “When We Were Young.” Coldplay was also nominated for the same category twice for “Adventure of a Lifetime” and “Hymn for the Weekend.”

The Chair of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) Crispin Hunt said that the nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards are both impressive and diverse same as the United Kingdom’s contemporary music.

“As the only peer nominated music award ceremony in the country, we’re especially thrilled to be honouring such a cool selection of both emerging and established nominees; they are the true architects of the music we love, and reflect the creative global force that is British music writing,” the chair said. “Our congratulations go out to everyone nominated today.”

Other nominees include Michael Kiwanuka’s “Black Man in a White World,” Blaine Harrison and Henry Harrison’s “Telemore,” and Laura Mvula and Nile Rodger’s “Overcome” vying for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category.

Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky’s “Love$ick,” NEIKED ft. Dyo’s “Sexual” and Skepta & Josh Homme’s “Man” are also competing for Best Contemporary Song.

Album award nominees include Michael Kiwanuka’s “Love & Hate,” Laura Mvula’s “The Dreaming Room” and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “Skeleton Tree.”

Awards such as International Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, Lifetime Achievement, PRS for Music Special International Award, Songwriter of the Year and PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music will be announced during the ceremony.

The winners of the British music prize will be announced on May 18, held at the Grosvenor House in London.

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