Stormzy and Dave win Britain’s Ivor Novello awards!


Stormzy and Dave won ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Contemporary song’ at the Ivor Novello’s! Stormzy took the Album Award for ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, a record that also triumphed at this year’s BRIT Awards, while rapper Dave’s political ‘Question Time’ won Best Contemporary Song.

The Ivor Novello awards, held at Grosvenor House in London and given to works that have “a British or Irish songwriting or composing contribution of at least one third”, are voted for by fellow musicians in the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (Basca).

In a statement accompanying the awards, the judges argued that Question Time “captures the personal and political landscape” of 2017 and praised the “truth and execution of the lyrics”.