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Tuesday, 23 April, 2002, 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK
Gray and Healy battle for Ivors
David Gray
Gray had one of the UK's best-selling albums of 2001
Ivor Novello award winners David Gray and Travis's Fran Healy will be battling it out for more honours at the music industry's prestigious awards ceremony on 23 May.

David Gray's Sail Away is nominated for the best song best song musically and lyrically - a category he won last year - alongside Fran Healy's Side and U2's Walk On.

Rob Davis
Ex-Mud guitarist Rob Davis: Nominated for Kylie hit
Healy won the songwriter of the year award in 2000.

The Ivor Novello awards nominees are selected for their songwriting skills by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

Awards are given in categories which include best song musically and lyrically, best contemporary song and best original music for TV.

Click here to see the Ivor nominations in full

Dido's single Thank You, which was sampled by Eminem, was written by the singer with Paul Herman and is in the running for best contemporary song.

It will compete with Shining Light, written for Ash by Tim Wheeler, and Clint Eastwood, written by Gorillaz members Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Teren Delvon Jones.

Music for two BBC programmes, The Blue Planet, scored by George Fenton and Wild Africa by Chris Gunning, are in the running for best TV score.

Fran Healy
Travis's Fran Healy: Purveyor of melodic pop
Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head, written by Cathy Dennis and ex-Mud member Rob Davis, is up for a dance award, as is Do You Really Like It? written for DJ Pied Piper and Basement Jaxx's Where's Your Head At.

Last year Craig David won three awards and David Gray won in the best song musically and lyrically for his single Babylon.

Other awards, including that for outstanding song collection, international achievement and songwriter of the year, will be presented on the night.

The 47th Ivor Novello Awards, sponsored by the Performing Right Society, will be held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London's Park Lane.

The Ivor Novello nominations 2002 (songwriters in brackets)

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Best song musically and lyrically

Side, Travis (Fran Healy)
Sail Away, David Gray (David Gray)
Walk On, U2 (Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Paul Hewson and Larry Mullen)

Best contemporary song

Shining Light, Ash (Tim Wheeler)
Clint Eastwood, Gorillaz (Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Teren Delvon Jones)
Thank You, Dido (Dido Armstrong, Paul Herman)

Best original music for a television/radio broadcast

Band of Brothers (Michael Kamen)
The Blue Planet (George Fenton)
Wild Africa (Christopher Gunning)

Ivors dance award

Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Kylie Minogue (Cathy Dennis, Rob Davis)
Do You Really Like It? DJ Pied Piper and The Masters of Ceremonies (Eugene Nwohia, Ronald Nwohia, Paul Newman, Ashley Livingston and Steve Wickham)
Where's Your Head At, Basement Jaxx (Felix Buxton, Simon Ratcliffe and Gary Numan)

Best original film score

Quills (Stephen Warbeck)
Shrek (Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell)
Thirteen Days (Trevor Jones)

International hit of the year

Whole Again, Atomic Kitten (Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw, Bill Padley and Jeremy Godfrey)
Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Kylie Minogue (Cathy Dennis, Rob Davis)
Hero, Enrique Iglesias (Paul Barry, Enrique Iglesias and Mark Taylor)

See also:

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U2 and Craig David up for Ivors
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27 Feb 01 | Entertainment
David Gray: Climbing the ladder
25 May 00 | Entertainment
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