Coldplay Head Up Ivor Novellos

British rock band COLDPLAY have been named Songwriters of the Year at the IVOR NOVELLO awards in London.

The IN MY PLACE band were commended for their second album A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD, but lost out in the Best Contemporary Song category to WEAK BECOME HEROES by MIKE SKINNER, aka THE STREETS.

Former BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON was awarded the SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD during the ceremony, which took place today (22MAY03) at the GROVESNOR HOUSE HOTEL.

Other rock stalwarts such as BRYAN FERRY, previously of ROXY MUSIC and Irish rock legends U2 were also recognised in the annual awards.

The full list of winners is:

Best Song Musically + Lyrically - THE OTHER SIDE - DAVID GRAY

Best Contemporary Song - Weak Become Heroes - The Streets

PRs Most Performed Work - JUST A LITTLE - LIBERTY X

Best Selling UK Single - ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE - WILL YOUNG

International Hit Of The Year - COMPLICATED - AVRIL LAVIGNE

The Ivors Dance Award - LAZY - X-PRESS 2 featuring DAVID BYRNE

Best Original Film Score - THE QUIET AMERICAN - CRAIG ARMSTRONG

Best Original Music For Television - FELTHAM SINGS - Dextrous/Simon Armitage

The Ivors Classical Music Award - BOOTS OF LEAD - SIMON HOLT

Songwriters Of The Year - Coldplay

International Achievement - UB40

PRs Outstanding Contribution To British Music - BRYAN FERRY

Outstanding Song Collection - U2

The Special International Award - Brian Wilson

22/05/2003 17:12

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Tags: Coldplay - Ivor Novello - The Streets - Hotel - Bryan Ferry - Roxy Music - David Byrne

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