Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon lead the pack in the nominations for The Ivors 2023

The awards will take place in London on 18th May.

The nominations have been announced for 2023’s The Ivors. The awards celebrate songwriting and composing across Britain and Ireland.

Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon are up for three Ivors, as are Cleopatra Nikolic and Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, making them this year’s most nominated songwriters. 

Songwriter of the year, which recognises outstanding and commercially successful bodies of work, includes nominees Florence Welch, Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon, Wet Leg, George and Matty from The 1975, and Central Cee and Young Chencs.

This year’s nominees for Best Album include Arctic Monkey’s ‘The Car’ and Fontaines D.C.’s ‘Skinty Fia’.  

A testament to the power of media, both social and streaming services, nominations for Most Performed Work include ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals and ‘Running Up That Hill’ by Kate Bush. Neither track was released in the year, with ‘Heat Waves’ originating in 2020 before becoming one of the biggest tracks of recent years, dominating the US charts. ‘Running Up That Hill’, meanwhile, had a resurgence last year due to its cornerstone feature in Netflix’s Stranger Things, some 37 years after its release.

The awards will take place in London on 18th May.

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