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Adele wins Songwriter of the Year at Ivor Novellos

Adele was the toast of the 57th Ivor Novello Awards in London on Thursday (17May12) when she scooped two major prizes, including Songwriter of the Year.

The singer received nods in four categories at the event, which honours the best of British music, and went home with one of the most prestigious awards, for best songwriter, as well as the PRS for Music Most Performed Work prize for Rolling in the Deep.


However, she lost out on the revered Album Award to PJ Harvey, whose acclaimed record Let England Shake took the prize. New sensation Lana Del Rey's breakthrough hit Video Games won her the honour of Best Contemporary Song, while fellow chart sensation Ed Sheeran's The A Team was named the Best Song Musically and Lyrically.


Take That, who reunited with former member Robbie Williams for a sell-out tour last year (11), walked away with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize.


Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp was honoured for his back catalogue with the Outstanding Song Collection Award, while punk rocker Siouxsie Sioux was presented with the The Ivors Inspiration Award.


Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler received the lifetime achievement award during the ceremony at London's Grosvenor Hotel.