Skepta And Ragz Originale Nominated For Ivor Novello Award | Music News

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Skepta And Ragz Originale Nominated For Ivor Novello Award | Music News

Skepta 20.04.2016ANDREW


With Skepta’s widely anticipated album due out this year, Konnichiwa, it has been announced that the Tottenham rapper has been nominated, alongside Ragz Originale, for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for his 2015 song, “Shutdown”.


Better known as “The Ivors”, this specific award is going for Best Contemporary Song and has included “Shutdown” amongst its nominees. The Ivors are presented in association with PRS for Music and aim to celebrate the best of British composition and songwriting.


As such, it’s a real triumph that Skepta’s found himself amongst a more commercial host of nominees, including Ed Sheeran (“Bloodstream”), Jamie Lawson (“Wasn’t Expecting That”), Years And Years (“King”), James Bay (“Hold Back The River”) and Jess Glynne (“Hold My Hand”).


People have been making reference to the song’s cultural importance and congratulating the Ivor Novello Awards on recognising its, as a British rap song, success and impact. Skepta will find out whether “Shutdown” has won the award on the Thursday, May 19. This will be the sixty first time that the ceremony has been celebrated.



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