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Hozier nominated for prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award

Also nominated are Alex Turner and Ben Howard.


IRELAND’S HOZIER HAS been nominated in the prestigious Ivor Novello awards.

His track, Nina Cried Power, has been nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in the 2019 Ivor Novellos. Joining him in the category are Alex Turner of the Arctic monkeys, for the song Four Out of Five, and Ben Howard, for his track Nica Libres at Dusk.

Young Fathers, Let’s Eat Grandma and Idles are nominated in the best album category for their recent records. In the Best Contemporary Song category, Black Rose (Ghetts ft Kojey Radical), Blue Lights (Jorja Smith) and Love It If We Made It (The 1975) are all battling for the top spot. 

The soundtracks for Phantom Thread, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and American Animals are all in the Best Soundtrack category. 

The awards “celebrate excellence in songwriting and screen composition” and are open to Irish and UK songwriters. The ceremony will take place on 23 May in London.

It’s been a big 12 months for Andrew Hozier-Byrne – the 29-year-old’s second album Wasteland, Baby! hit the number one spot on the US Billboard charts after its release earlier this year. He’s due to headline Electric Picnic in August.

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