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The Streets lead Ivor nominations
Mike Skinner
Skinner's second album was A Grand Don't Come for Free
The Streets - aka British rapper and songwriter Mike Skinner - have been nominated for two Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

Skinner's song, Dry Your Eyes, has been shortlisted for best song musically and lyrically, while Blinded By The Lights will vie for best contemporary song.

Dry Your Eyes is up against Natasha Bedingfield's pop hit These Words, and Everybody's Changing, by Keane.

The 50th Ivor Novello Awards will be held in London on 26 May.

Global hit

His song, Blinded By The Lights, will compete against Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out, and For Lovers, by Wolfman, featuring former Libertines' frontman Pete Doherty.

Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus has been nominated in the best selling UK single category for her debut song All This Time.

It will be up against Band Aid 20's Do They Know It's Christmas? And Eric Prydz' Call On Me, which topped the charts for five weeks last year.

Band Aid 20 has also been nominated for international hit of the year, alongside Irish rockers U2 with Vertigo, and Limp Bizkit's Behind Blue Eyes.

The awards - which will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel - honour of Ivor Novello, the British musician and songwriter who died in 1951.

The nominations in full:

Best song musically and lyrically:
Dry Your Eyes Performed by The Streets. Written by Mike Skinner.
These Words Performed by Natasha Bedingfield. Written by Stephen Kipner/Andrew Frampton/Natasha Bedingfield/Wayne Wilkins.
Everybody's Changing Performed by Keane. Written by Tim Rice-Oxley/Tom Chaplin/Richard Hughes.

Best contemporary song:
For Lovers Performed by Wolfman Featuring Pete Doherty. Written by Peter Wolfe/Peter Doherty/Julian Taylor/Edmund Scott/Matt White/David Banks/Matt Scott.
Blinded By The Lights Performed by The Streets. Written by Mike Skinner.
Take Me Out Performed by Franz Ferdinand. Written by Robert Hardy/Alex Kapranos/Nick McCarthy.

Most performed work:
Amazing Performed by George Michael. Written by George Michael/ Jonathan Douglas.
Toxic Performed by Britney Spears. Written by Cathy Dennis/ Christian Karlsson/Henrik Jonback.
Thank You Performed by Jamelia. Written by Jamelia Davies/Carsten Schack/Peter Biker.

International hit of the year:
Behind Blue Eyes Performed by Limp Bizkit. Written by Pete Townshend.
Do They Know It's Christmas? Performed by Band Aid 20. Written by Bob Geldof/Midge Ure.
Vertigo Performed by U2. Written by Bono/The Edge/Adam Clayton/Larry Mullen Jr.

Best selling UK single:
All This Time Performed by Michelle McManus. Written by Wayne Hector/Steve Mac/Lorne A Tennant.
Do They Know It's Christmas? Performed by Band Aid 20. Written by Bob Geldof/Midge Ure.
Call On Me Performed by Eric Prydz. Written by Steve Winwood/Eric Prydz/Will Jennings.

Best original film score:
Deep Blue Composed by George Fenton.
Man On Fire Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams.
Enduring Love Composed by Jeremy Sams.

Best original music for television:
Fallen Composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan.
North And South Composed by Martin Phipps.
Blackpool Composed by Rob Lane.

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