Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Sande gets two Novello nominations

Emeli Sande is nominated for two Ivor Novello awards

Emeli Sande's success looks to set to continue after she was nominated for two prestigious songwriting awards.

The singer, who enjoyed a series of high-profile appearances during the Olympics ceremonies last year, could pick up a pair of Ivor Novello awards.

Her track, Next To Me, is in the running to be named best song musically and lyrically after it was shortlisted along with Laura by Bat For Lashes and Jake Bugg's Two Fingers.

The same song is also shortlisted for most performed work along with Olly Murs' Dance With Me Tonight and Paradise by Coldplay.

The annual awards - in their 58th year - are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

They will be handed out at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday May 16.

Mercury Prize winners Alt-J are also recognised, with Fitzpleasure up for best contemporary song along with Plan B's Ill Manors and Pelican by the Maccabees.

An Awesome Wave, the album that won the Mercury Prize for Alt-J, is shortlisted with Ben Howard's Every Kingdom and Lianne La Havas' Is Your Love Big Enough? for the album award.

Other awards given out on the day include best original film score, songwriter of the year and international achievement.

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