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Sampha and Yussef Dayes lead nominations for this year's Ivor Novello Awards

23 April 2024, 19:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

The 2024 Ivor Novello Awards nominees have been revealed, with Sampha, Yussef Dayes, and Daniel Pemberton leading this year's nominations.

Leading the way for 2024 are Sampha and Yussef Dayes, both up for two Ivors each across the songwriting categories, while composer Daniel Pemberton is nominated twice in the screen categories.

As previously announced, Bruce Springsteen will become the first-ever international songwriter to become a Fellow of the Academy. Other nominees include RAYE, CMAT, Yussef Dayes, Lankum and Sampha in the running for Best Album, meanwhile Blur's The Narcissist” is nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically – 29 years on from their first Ivor nomination.

The winners will be revealed at The Ivors with Amazon Music at Grosvenor House in London on Thursday 23 May. Check out the full nominations below.

Best Album

Best Contemporary Song

  • "Back On 74" - Jungle
  • "Enough" - Fred again... and Brian Eno
  • "Geronimo Blues" - Speakers Corner Quarter feat. Kae Tempest
  • "Mama's Eyes" - METTE
  • "Water" - Tyla

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

  • "Black Friday" - Tom Odell
  • "Black Swan" - Victoria Canal
  • "Spirit 2.0" - Sampha
  • "Sunshine Baby" - The Japanese House
  • "The Narcissist" - Blur

PRS For Music Most Performed Work

  • "As It Was" - Harry Styles
  • "Boys A Liar Pt. 2" - PinkPantheress and Ice Spice
  • "Giving Me" - Jazzy
  • "Sprinter" - Central Cee and Dave
  • "Strangers" - Kenya Grace

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