Sam Smith, Hozier Up for Prestigious Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards

Image Group LA/ABCAs if Sam Smith needed yet another award for his trophy shelf, now he’s been nominated for one of the U.K.’s most prestigious musical honors: the Ivor Novello Awards, which salute the best in British and Irish songwriting each year.

The BBC reports Sam’s hit, “Stay with Me,” is up for Most Played Song of the Past Year.  Hozier‘s hit “Take Me to Church,” meanwhile, is up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.  The awards will be handed out May 21 in London.

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, are voted on by songwriters.



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