May 19, 2011 / 5:42 PM / in 6 years

Plan B scoops three UK Ivor Novello music awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Plan B was the big winner at this year’s Ivor Novello music awards in London, carrying off three prizes.

The 27-year-old from London -- whose real name is Benjamin Drew -- won Songwriter of the Year as well as the Album Award for “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” while his single “She Said” scooped the Music Most Performed Work prize.

Rapper Tinie Tempah won Best Contemporary Song for “Pass Out” and the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically went to Villagers for “Becoming a Jackal.”

Dizzee Rascal won the Ivors Inspiration Award while former Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

The annual Ivor Novello Awards celebrate excellence in British and Irish songwriting and have been judged and presented by the songwriting and composing community for more than 55 years.

The award ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House hotel by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in association with the performing right society, PRS for Music.

The winners:

Music Most Performed Work

Song: She Said

Written by: Eric Appapoulay / Richard Cassell / Benjamin Drew/ Tom Wright-Goss

Performed by: Plan B

Published in the UK by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Video Game Score

Game: Napoleon: Total War

Composed by: Richard Beddow / Richard Birdsall / Ian Livingstone

Developer: The Creative Assembly

Published in the UK by: SEGA

Best Contemporary Song

Song: Pass Out

Written by: Timothy McKenzie / Patrick Okogwu / Marc Williams

Performed by: Tinie Tempah

Published in the UK by: EMI Music Publishing / Stellar Songs Ltd

Best Television Soundtrack

Broadcast: Any Human Heart

Composed by: Dan Jones

Published in the UK by: Faber Music Ltd / Universal Music Publishing

The Ivors Inspiration Award

Dizzee Rascal The Ivors Classical Music Award

Michael Nyman

Album Award

Album: The Defamation of Strickland Banks

Written by: Benjamin Drew

Performed by: Plan B

Published in the UK by: Universal Music Publishing

Best Original Film Score

Film: How To Train Your Dragon

Composed by: John Powell

Published in the UK by: BMG Chrysalis

Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Paul Rodgers

Best Song Musically & Lyrically

Song: Becoming a Jackal

Written by: Conor O‘Brien

Performed by: Villagers

Published in the UK by: Domino Publishing Company

International Achievement

Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard & Christopher Wolstenholme (Muse)

Outstanding Song Collection

Steve Winwood

Songwriter of the Year

Benjamin Drew

Music Special International Award

Stephen Sondheim

Editing by Paul Casciato

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