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Tuesday, 17 April, 2001, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
U2 and Craig David up for Ivors
U2 are nominated for best contemporary song
U2 and Craig David will go head to head at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards as they compete for the best contemporary song prize.

The Irish band's Beautiful Day and David's Seven Days have been shortlisted for the prize, along with David Gray's Please Forgive Me.

Craig David
Craig David has received two nominations

Click here to see the Ivor nominations in full

The Ivors are widely-seen as the most prestigious songwritng awards in Britain, and most of the winners are selected by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The 46th Ivor Novello awards encompass categories such as best song musically and lyrically and best original film score.

Craig David and David Gray both have two nominations each.

Craig David is also nominated for best dance single, for his work with Artful Dodger, while Babylon by David Gray is shortlisted, along with Coldplay's Trouble and S Club 7's Never Had A Dream Come True for the best song musically and lyrically prize.

David Gray
David Gray's songwriting skills have been recognised
The Ivors will also award prizes to the best songwriter(s) of the year, for the song collection of the year as well as a series of honorary awards for lifetime achievement for British and international artists.

Last year Robbie Williams was named songwriter of the year while Travis won the best contemporary song prize.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Thursday 24 May.

The nominations in full (songwriters in brackets)

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Best song musically and lyrically

  • Trouble, Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Martin)
  • Babylon, David Gray (David Gray)
  • Never Had A Dream Come True, S Club 7 (Cathy Dennis, Simon Ellis).

    Best contemporary song

  • Beautiful Day, U2 (Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton)
  • Seven Days, Craig David (Craig David, Mark Hill, Darren Hill)
  • Please Forgive Me, David Gray (David Gray).

    Best original music for a television/radio broadcast

  • Gormenghast (Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)
  • Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (David Arnold, Tim Simenon)
  • The Wyvern Mystery (Philip Appleby)

    Ivors dance award

  • Girls Like Us, B-15 Project (Ali Campbell, Brian Travers, Dawnette Nevers, Janice Fyffe, Haldane Browne)
  • Woman Trouble, Artful Dodger & Robbie Craig featuring Craig David (Mark Hill, Craig David, Robbie Craig, Pete Devereux)
  • The Time Is Now, Moloko (Roisin Murphy, Mark Brydon).

    Best original film score

  • Chicken Run (John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams)
  • X-Men (Michael Kamen)
  • Gangster No 1 (John Dankworth).

    International hit of the year

  • I Turn To You, Mel C (Melanie Chisholm, Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg)
  • It Feels So Good, Sonique (Sonia Clarke, Linus Burdick, Simon Belofsky, Graeme Pleeth)
  • Sexbomb, Tom Jones (Errol Rennals, Mousse T)

  • See also:

    26 Jan 01 | Entertainment
    Craig David sets Brits record
    27 Feb 01 | Entertainment
    David Gray: Climbing the ladder
    25 May 00 | Entertainment
    Ivor Novello awards: The winners
    29 Feb 00 | Brit Awards
    The sun shines on Travis
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