Harry Styles won his first Ivor Novello Award at the 2021 ceremony in London on Tuesday.
He joined the likes of Lian La Havas, Obongjayar and Barney Lister – all also first-time winners at the prestigious concert.
More seasoned artists such as Celeste and Jon Bon Jovi were also award recipients at the ceremony – which took place at Grosvenor House.
Ivor for the first time! Harry Styles won his first Ivor Novello Award at the 2021 ceremony in London on Tuesday. he could not be present to take it personally [pictured L in 2020 in New York] He joins the likes of Lian La Havaso [pictured R at the event], Obongjayar and Barney Lister – all-time winners at the prestigious event
Away from the red carpet, 27-year-old Harry and songwriter Kid Harpoon garnered the most nominations at this year’s awards.
One Direction alum Harry and his writing partner Kidd – who have written songs with artists such as James Bay and Florence Welch – received nominations three times in two categories.
Along with Amy Allen and Tyler Johnson, Harry and the Kid won the PRS Music Most Performed at Work gong.
Gong was for Harry’s song Adore You – the second single from his Grammy nominated and UK double platinum selling album Fine Line.
Recognized as the pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, the Ivor Novello Awards have a special place in the music community as they are judged and honored by songwriters and composers their peers.
This year, 70 percent of the 26 Ivor-accredited songwriters and composers are receiving the award for the first time.
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Chic! Nile Rodgers, 69, looked stylish in a blue jacket, while Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora, 62, looked like rock royalty in a stylish black number with a top hat.
British singer-songwriter and record producer Liane, born 32-year-old Liane Charlotte Barnes, won the award for Best Album.
She looked sensational in a yellow gown with a strapless shape and frilled texture and styled her curly locks into a beautiful chignon on top of her head.
Lian’s concept album depicts the stages of a relationship from the initial romance to its end. She was nominated in 2013 for her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? It failed to receive the award at the time.
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora won the Special International Award with Apple Music, with the latter present to assemble the gong.
Richie, 62, looked like rock royalty in a stylish black number with a top hat, there to represent the band Bon Jovi.
Stunners: All Saints stars Shazanne Lewis, 45, and Melanie Blatt, 46, mean business in chic suits, while Amelie Sande, 34, wore earthy tones while leading the glamour at Tuesday’s Ivor Novello Awards.
Best Song Musically and Lyrically went to Obongjayar and Barney Lister in their first Ivor win for God’s Own Children from the EP, which Obongjayar described as ‘a project about love, family, self-empowerment and self-belief’ . ‘
The Children of the Internet by Dave and Fraser T Smith won the award for Best Contemporary Song. In one of the most successful contemporary songwriting collaborations, it is their third Ivor Novello Award win in four years. Presented by Future Utopia, featuring Dave and S Devlin, this track explores the impact of social media and hyper-connectivity on the younger generation in particular.
Celeste and Jamie Hartman received Ivor for Songwriter of the Year in 2020 for their incredible work including Stop This Flame, I Can See the Change, Little Runway, Love Is Back and A Little Love for the John Lewis Christmas Ads.
The second Rising Star Award with Apple Music was awarded to 20-year-old Bristol-born artist Willow Kayne, whose work spans hip hop, punk and electronica, and draws creative inspiration from fashion and graphic design. All Rising Star Award nominees get one-year mentorship…