Dave was also recognised today (May 31) for his powerful Grenfell Tower-referencing song ‘Question Time’
Stormzy and Ed Sheeran are among the big winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.
The ceremony for the 2018 edition of the awards, which recognise and “reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing” and represent “the pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition”, took place in London today (May 31).
Stormzy picked up the Album award for his debut LP ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, which came out in February 2017. Sheeran was honoured with the gong for Most Performed Work for his track ‘Shape Of You’.
Meanwhile, Dave was given the award for Best Contemporary Song for his track ‘Question Time’, which referenced the Grenfell Tower disaster of June 2017 and took aim at Prime Minister Theresa May for her response to the fire.
See the full list of winners at The Ivor Novello Awards 2018 below.
Best song musically and lyrically: ‘Magnificent (She Says)’ – written by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner; performed by Elbow
Best contemporary song: ‘Question Time’ – written by Dave and Fraser T Smith; performed by Dave
Most performed work: ‘Shape of You’ – written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran; performed by Ed Sheeran
Songwriter of the year: Ed Sheeran
Album award: ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ – written and performed by Stormzy
Best television soundtrack: ‘The Miniaturist’ – composed by Dan Jones
Best original film score: Jackie – composed by Mica Levi
Best original video game score: Horizon Zero Dawn – composed by Joris de Man, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith
International achievement: Billy Ocean
Outstanding song collection: Cathy Dennis
Outstanding contribution to British music: Billy Bragg
Special international award: Lionel Richie
Classical music award: Thea Musgrave
Inspiration award: Shane MacGowan