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Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon lead the nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards

Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon lead the nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards with three nods as Lewis Capaldi, Celeste and Arlo Parks are also recognised

Harry Styles has gained the most nominations at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

The singer, 27, is in with the chance of bagging two accolades at the forthcoming ceremony after him and his writing partner Kid Harpoon secured three nods in two categories. 

The songs which are nominated are Watermelon Sugar, which has already a Grammy and Brit awarded song, and Adore You off his 2019 album Fine Line.  

Talent: Harry Styles, 27, and writing partner Kid Harpoon are leading the nominations at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, for songs Watermelon Sugar and Adore You 

The duo are also up for Songwriter of the Year but will have to fight off some stiff competition if they want to walk away with the trophy as AJ Tracey, Celeste and Jamie Hartman, Kamille and MNEK have also been nominated in the same category.

Another category which may be challenging is the PRs for Music Most Performed Work – in which Harry’s two songs have received nominations. 

Lewis Capaldi also has two songs in the category, his ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Someone You Loved’ while Joel Corry feat. MNEK’s ‘Head & Heart’ will also be in the running. 

The Best Album accolade is up grabs by Fontaines D.C’s ‘A Hero’s Death’, Lianne La Havas’s titular album, Pa Salieu’s ‘Send Them To Coventry’

Competition: Lewis Capaldi, 24, also has two songs in the category, his 'Before You Go' and 'Someone You Loved' and Joel Corry feat. MNEK's 'Head & Heart' will also be in the running

Competition: Lewis Capaldi, 24, also has two songs in the category, his ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Someone You Loved’ and Joel Corry feat. MNEK’s ‘Head & Heart’ will also be in the running

Challenging category: Celeste, 27, and Jamie Hartman are also up for the running for the Songwriter of the Year award,

Challenging category: Celeste, 27, and Jamie Hartman are also up for the running for the Songwriter of the Year award,

Along with, Laura Marling’s ‘Song For Our Daughter’ and Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ ‘What Kind of Music.’ 

Arlo Parks, the winner of Best New Artist at the Brit Awards, picked up her first nomination at the awards, for her song Black Dog in the category for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.    

Celeste will also be up for this category for her track Stop This Flame, as well as the song Man’s World by Marina, formerly Marina And The Diamonds.

Songstress: Arlo Parks, 21, picked up her first nomination at the awards, for her song Black Dog in the category for Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Songstress: Arlo Parks, 21, picked up her first nomination at the awards, for her song Black Dog in the category for Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Range: AJ Tracey, 27,  is also nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category

Range: AJ Tracey, 27,  is also nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category 

Headie One & Fred again..’s song Gang, and God’s Own Children by Obongjayar are also nominated.

Shaznay Lewis, Ivor Novello Award winner and Chair of The Ivors Awards Committee at The Ivors Academy, said: ‘Over the last year we’ve felt the power of songwriting and the stories told through music.

‘The Ivors are so important because they celebrate where all the music begins – with songwriters and composers.

Awards: The Best Album accolade is up grabs by Fontaines D.C's (pictured) 'A Hero's Death', as well as Lianne La Havas's titular album, Pa Salieu's 'Send Them To Coventry'

Awards: The Best Album accolade is up grabs by Fontaines D.C’s (pictured) ‘A Hero’s Death’, as well as Lianne La Havas’s titular album, Pa Salieu’s ‘Send Them To Coventry’

‘The judges have chosen a selection of exceptional music that moves, unites and inspires us. 

‘Congratulations to all our nominees, and I’m really delighted that the majority are recognised with an Ivor nomination for the first time.’

The awards also recognise UK artists who have made an exceptional contribution to music.   

The 66th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music will be held at Grosvenor House, London on September 21.

Good music: Kamille, 33, (pictured) is up for a Songwriter of the Year award

Good music: Kamille, 33, (pictured) is up for a Songwriter of the Year award 

Ivor Novello Awards nominations…

Songwriter of the Year

Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon 

AJ Tracey

Celeste and Jamie Hartman

Kamille and MNEK  

Most Performed Work 

Harry Styles’ Adore You and Watermelon Sugar

Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Someone You Loved’

Joel Corry feat. MNEK’s ‘Head & Heart’ 

 Best Album

Fontaines D.C’s ‘A Hero’s Death’ 

Lianne La Havas’s titular album

Pa Salieu’s ‘Send Them To Coventry’

Laura Marling’s ‘Song For Our Daughter’ and 

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ ‘What Kind of Music’

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Arlo Parks Black Dog 

Celeste Stop This Flame

Marina Man’s World 

Headie One & Fred Again… Gang 

Obongjayar God’s Own Children

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