Friday, 20 May 2016

Adele named songwriter of the year at Britain's Ivor Novellos

Popular British singer Adele added to her list of many accolades the award of best Songwriter of the Year at Britain's Ivor Novello Awards which held on Thursday.


The 28-year-old winning Songwriter, whose latest album, ‘25’, shot up the charts around the world upon its release in 2015, received her third Ivor Novello.

The Ivor Novello is a music industry award recognising British and Irish song writing and composition.

The singer and songwriter had been away for five years as she took a break from the industry to focus on starting a family with her partner Simon Konecki .

She returned to the industry leading all music charts with her hit track ‘Hello’ which is part of the 25 album.

The success of her previous album, ‘21’, had also earned the singer numerous Grammy and BRIT awards along with various mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records.

With the spectacular performance of her albums on various music charts, Adele has attained several Grammy and BRIT awards as well as an Oscar and has been attained an estimated net worth of 85 million pounds.

However, the winning Songwriter did not make it to the glitzy luncheon ceremony in London where Blur's Damon Albarn picked up a Lifetime Achievement award.

Other winners included British singer Jamie Lawson who took the prize for Best Song Musically and lyrically for ``Wasn't Expecting That’’, beating Ed Sheeran, who signed him to his record label last year.

British music artist, James Bay won in the Most Performed Work category for his popular hit song ``Hold Back the River’’.

The Album Award went to ``Darling Arithmetic’’ written by Conor O'Brien, who records his music under the name Villagers.

Credit: Reuters/NAN