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Sandé, Gallagher win at Ivor Novello Awards

1 of 1 Sandé won two gongs at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London
Sandé won two gongs at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London

Emeli Sandé, Noel Gallagher, Marc Almond, Justin Hayward and Randy Newman were among the winner at last night’s Ivor Novello Awards.

Scottish singer Sandé was recognised with two prizes for her song Next To Me which was named best song musically and lyrically. She also won the prize for most performed work.

The Ivor Novello, which are in their 58th year, celebrate song writing and composing and are voted for by songwriters.

Calvin Harris was named songwriter of the year and he called his accolade "easily the greatest achievement of my entire life. I can't believe I was even let in the door of this whole ceremony. It feels like I shouldn't be here."

Noel Gallagher collected the award for outstanding song collection from The Kinks' Ray Davies at the ceremony in Grovner House last night. "I'd like to thank anyone who's ever played on any of my songs," said a uncharacteristically modest Noel.

"I've got three kids, and if they ever show any interest in songwriting, I can pop that down on the table in front of them and say 'give it your best shot'."

Pelican by The Maccabees won best contemporary song. Alt-J won the award for best album with An Awesome Wave.

Marc Almond was given the inspiration award and Moody Blues star Justin Hayward won the outstanding achievement prize and Randy Newman was given the international award.

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