The prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes achievement in songwriting and is voted for by composers and songwriters has rejected Adele’s songs as the singer didn’t get any nomination.
Adele’s album ’25’ which was the highest-selling song of 2015 was ignored by the awards.
The Ivor Novello Awards is priceless for musicians because they are voted for by their peers and not fans.
Singers that made the 2016 nominations list include, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and James Bay.
Also, Roots Manuva and Skepta were listed for best contemporary song due to the row over diversity at the Brits awards.
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, who has hosted the ceremony since 1987, said: “Grime and UK hip-hop had been recognized because of the way the awards were set up. This is what the Ivor judges do – they do deep listening, so the type of song that may not make it to The Brits has a chance here”.
Jack Patterson, from dance act Clean Bandit, got a nomination this year for co-writing Jess Glynne’s number one hit Hold My Hand, according to BBC.
Patterson said: “It’s really nice that it’s celebrating the graft. It’s about the stuff that you don’t see – [working] in these grotty rooms for hours and hours with scraps of paper and gigabytes of discarded voice notes”.
Conor O’Brien, of The Villagers was nominated for best album also added: “Music awards are funny things – but these ones seem to be actually controlled by writers and the writing community.
Which feels good because writing can be a strange, solitary existence. So it can be nice to peek your head above the parapet and say ‘hello.'”
Adele who didn’t get a nomination nod can still pick up special awards for “outstanding song collection” and “songwriter of the year”, at the event on 19, May 2016 in London.
The awards is decided by a panel from the British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors.
In 2011, Adele’s breakthrough album, 21, won two special awards; ‘songwriter of the year’ recognition and ‘most performed work’ for Rolling in the Deep.
Gambaccini said: “All this means is that she was not nominated in the five categories in which there were judges. It does not mean that she hasn’t won anything that was in the gift of the academy.”
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best song musically and lyrically
- Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran
- Bros – Wolf Alice
- Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson
Best contemporary song
- All My Friends – Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
- Cargo – Roots Manuva
- Shutdown – Skepta
Most performed work
- Hold Back The River – James Bay
- Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
- King – Years & Years
- Darling Arithmetic – Villagers
- In Colour – Jamie xx
- Matador – Gaz Coombes
Best film score
- Ex Machina
- The Duke of Burgundy
Best television soundtrack
- And Then There Were None
- From Darkness
- London Spy