Ivor Novellos 2019: Mariah Carey Gushes Special International Award 'Means So Much'
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Although she is unable to attend the 64th annual awards in person, the 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker sends a video of her acceptance speech, expressing her euphoria to be recognized for her songwriting.

AceShowbiz - Mariah Carey has been awarded the Special International Award at the annual Ivor Novellos in London.

The singer was unable to make it to the gala at Grosvenor House, but she recorded a video acceptance speech, in which she spoke about the honour, revealing she is rarely feted for her songwriting.

"I just want to say that being in this industry and waiting this long, as a female in music as well, I feel like the acknowledgement means so much that it's hard for me to even express that," she said.

Other big winners included grime star Wiley, who was honoured with The Ivors Inspiration Award; Dido picked up the Outstanding Song Collection prize, and rockers The 1975 claimed two awards for Best Contemporary Song and Songwriters of the Year.

The winners list for the 64th Ivor Novello Awards, celebrating and rewarding "excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing" is:

  • MOST PERFORMED WORK: "These Days" - Written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Caplen, Macklemore, John Ryan and Jamie Scott/Performed by Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
  • BEST ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SCORE: "Sea of Thieves" - Composed by Robin Beanland
  • BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG: "Love It If We Made It" - Written by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matt Healy and Ross MacDonald/Performed by The 1975
  • THE IVORS JAZZ AWARD: Django Bates
  • BEST ALBUM: "Joy As An Act of Resistance" - Written by Jonathan Beavis, Mark Bowen, Adam Devonshire, Lee Kiernan and Joseph Talbot/Performed by Idles
  • BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE: "Phantom Thread" - Composed by Jonny Greenwood
  • SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD: Mariah Carey
  • BEST TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK: "Requiem" - Composed by Natasha Khan and Dominik Scherrer
  • BEST SONG MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY: "Nica Libres at Dusk" - Written by Ben Howard
  • THE IVORS INSPIRATION AWARD: Wiley
  • SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR: George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matt Healy and Ross MacDonald (The 1975)
  • OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION: Dido
  • INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord (posthumous) and Ian Paice (Deep Purple – mark II line-up)
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC: Richard Ashcroft

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