Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Dave, and Raye have been nominated as Songwriter of the Year at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards.

Producer and writer Info, formerly known as “the world’s most influential and secretive producer,” leads the award nominations with a total of four.

He is best known for his work with Brit Sim Award winner Little Simz, singer Cleo Sol and soul-funk collector Sault Sault.

Ed Sheeran, who just fought to win plagiarism, has three awards ahead of him.

In addition to Singer of the Year, the star has two titles – Bad Habits and Shivers – in the PRS Most Played Music category, which recognizes the most played song on UK radio and television over the past year.

Elton John’s Cold Heart and Dua Lipa were also nominated in this category; Tom Grennan’s A Little Piece of Love; and the dance song by David Guetta, Joel Corry, and Raye Bed.

Adele’s feedback single Easy On Me was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, where she will compete with Seventeen Going Under of Sam Fender’s autobiography and Rag’s All You Ever Wanted. “N” Bone Man – a protest song about the state of life in the UK. The music industry.

“I’m romanticizing the little rooms of spit and sawdust I grew up with,” she said last year. “There aren’t that many left and that makes me frustrated and angry.

“Have you ever wanted another building or a cafe? If those places aren’t there, where do you cut your teeth? “

Info, whose real name is Dean Josiah Cover, is featured on three of the albums nominated for Album of the Year: Little Simz’s “Sometimes I Might Be Introverted”, Sault’s “Nine” and Cleo Sol’s “Mutter”.

The lone musician, who won the Brit Award for Producer of the Year in 2022, also worked on Adele’s 30 but her album failed to get a nomination. Instead, the range is complemented by extra ribs from Sleaford Mods and Pink Noise, Laura Mvula’s 80s funk odyssey.

The singer said she was delighted to receive recognition for an album she worked on alone during childbirth after being dumped by her record company.

“It has been difficult at times to imagine reaching the finish line, so it’s very exciting for me to know that he was influential in strange times,” she told the Guardian.

The Ivors also recognize singing and composing for TV, film, and computer games, and Jonny Greenwood’s score for Princess Diana Spencer’s biography is among the nominees.

Sound Of 2022 winner Pink Pantheress is competing for the Rising Star Award. Last year’s award winner Holly Humberstone rounded out the group with a Best Song nomination for her song Haunted House.

Former Ivor’s winner and judge Shaznay Lewis of the pop group All Saints described it as a “big year” for music.”I am full of admiration for the 77 talented songwriters and composers we are celebrating this year,” she said. “Their work and words touch on a dizzying range of emotions, and I count myself lucky to have heard their stories.”