Passenger , Olly Murs and Emeli Sandé are among the nominees for the U.K.'s prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which salute the best in British and Irish songwriting each year.
According to the BBC , Passenger's hit "Let Her Go," Emeli's song "Clown" and Olly's hit "Troublemaker" are all up for Most Performed Work. That takes into account how many times the song has been heard on the radio and on TV. In addition, John Newman 's "Love Me Again," which was a minor hit in the U.S. earlier this year but a massive smash in the U.K., is up for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
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. Last year, Emeli was a double winner for her hit "Next to Me." The 2014 Ivor Novello Awards ceremony will take place in London on May 22.
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