Skepta Nominated For Prestigious Ivor Novello Award

19 April 2016, 12:50


The rapper has been nominated for 'Shutdown'.

Skepta has been nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello award, which recognises achievement in songwriting.

The Grime MC, who recently dropped his new single 'Man (Gang)', has been nominated in the ‘Best Contemporary Song’ category for his 2015 single ‘Shutdown’.

Interestingly, he didn't receive a single nomination at this year's BRITs, despite his stellar year.

Other acts to make the 2016 Ivor Novella Award list include Snakehips, Roots Manuva, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and James Bay.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Ed Sheeran - 'Bloodstream'

Wolf Alice - 'Bros'

Jamie - Lawson - 'Wasn’t Expecting That'

Best Contemporary Song

Snakehips (ft. Tinashe and Chance The Rapper) - 'All My Friends'

Roots Manuva - 'Cargo'

Skepta - 'Shutdown'

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

James Bay - 'Hold Back The River'

Jess Glynne - 'Hold My Hand'

Years & Years - 'King'

Album Award

Villagers - 'Darling Arithmetic'

Jamie xx - 'In Colour'

Gaz Coombes - 'Matador'

Best Original Film Score

Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury - 'Ex_Machina'

John Powell - 'Pan'

Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira - 'The Duke of Burgundy'

Best Television Soundtrack

Stuart Earl - 'And Then There Were None'

Edmund Butt - 'From Darkness'

Keefus Ciancia and David Holmes - 'London Spy' 

Meanwhile, Skepta recently announced the release date, album artwork and tracklist for his upcoming album ‘Konnichiwa’.

The project is set to feature appearances from Pharrell Williams, Boy Better Know, Novelist and more. 

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