Tearful Adele wins two Ivor Novello Awards
London, May 18 (ANI): Adele celebrated a double victory at the Ivor Novello Awards, but missed out on the event's most prestigious honours.
The 24-year-old was named songwriter of the year at the ceremony at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, and her hit single 'Rolling In The Deep' received the most airplay of any song on radio last year, winning her the most performed work award.
But the singer, who was nominated for four awards, missed out in the coveted best song musically and lyrically and best album categories.
The former went to 21-year-old star Ed Sheeran for his breakthrough single 'The A Team', while PJ Harvey, 42, took the latter for her eighth studio album, 'Let England Shake'.
The annual awards - in their 57th year - are highly regarded within the industry because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.
Accepting her songwriting award from Annie Lennox, a tearful Adele said she had learned from the reviews of her first album.
"The main thing was the songs weren't as good as my voice, and I took that on board and now I'm winning songwriter of the year," the BBC quoted her as saying.
Eurythmics singer Lennox said that she had been struck by Adele's talent when they had performed together on Later With Jools Holland.
"It was like lightning had struck," said Lennox.
"She doesn't need talent shows and competitions and hype - this is the real deal," Lennox said.
In the category for most performed song, Adele had two of the three nominations - for 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Someone Like You' - with the shortlist completed by Take That's 'The Flood'.
Accepting the award for 'Rolling in the Deep', with co-writer Paul Epworth, Adele joked that she never expected it to be a hit.
"No offence Paul, I didn't think it was going to do anything, anywhere!" she said.
Sheeran beat Adele's Rolling In The Deep and Florence + The Machine's Shake It Out, while her multi-million selling album '21' was bested along with Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow in the album category.
Best contemporary song went to Lana De Rey for video games, although the US star did not attend the ceremony.
She saw off competition from Promises by Nero and The Wilhelm Scream by former Goldsmiths student James Blake.
'Take That' were honored with the outstanding contribution to music prize. (ANI)
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