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Madonna and Elton top Ivors list
Madonna and Elton John
The US and British singers have both scooped two nominations
Madonna and Sir Elton John have two nominations each for this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

Madonna's track, Sorry, which appeared on her album Confessions on a Dance Floor is up for international hit of the year and most performed work.

I Don't Feel Like Dancing, written by Sir Elton and performed by the Scissor Sisters, has also been nominated in the same categories.

This year's Ivors will be held at Grosvenor House in London on 24 May.

Lukewarm reviews

The awards honour British songwriters, composers and music publishers.

Other nominees this year include the Arctic Monkeys, with their track When the Sun Goes Down, for best song musically and lyrically.

Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip and the Bodyrox are competing in the best contemporary song category.

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams' panned single, Rudebox has been nominated

Robbie Willliams is up against Madonna and Sir Elton in the international hit of the year category for his single Rudebox.

The album, also called Rudebox received lukewarm reviews when it was released last year.

Nominees in six categories, including best TV soundtrack and best original film score, have been announced ahead of the event.

Another nine other awards - which include prizes for best album, international achievement and songwriters of the year - will be presented on the day.

Last year singer-songwriter KT Tunstall won best song for her 2005 hit Suddenly I See. James Blunt picked up two awards for most performed song and international hit of the year for You're Beautiful.

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