Damon Albarn Awarded Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award
The Ivors Lifetime Achievement is presented to a British or Irish songwriter or composer in recognition of a lifetime of exceptional creative talent.
This is Damon Albarn’s third Ivor Novello Award. He picked up Songwriter of the Year with fellow members of Blur in 1996 and received the award for Songwriter of the Year again in 2006 for Gorillaz. He has also been nominated on three separate occasions; in 1995 for co-writing Park Life, in 2002 for co-writing Clint Eastwood and in 2006 for co-writing DARE.
Below this year Ivors winners:
The Ivors Classical Music Award – Oliver Knussen
International Achievement – Wayne Hector
The Ivors Inspiration Award – Paul Davis, Mark Day, Paul Ryder, Shaun Ryder and Gary Whelan [Happy Mondays]
Songwriter of the Year – Adele Adkins
Outstanding Song Collection – Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr and Mick MacNeil [Simple Minds]
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley [Portishead]
PRS for Music Special International Award – Bryan Adams