Dave Crowned Songwriter Of The Year At Ivor Novello Awards

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

20 May 2022

Dave has won Songwriter of the Year Ivor Novello Awards.

The South London rapper claimed his fourth Ivor Novello gong for his work on the single Titanium in 2021.

Celebrating Britain’s best songwriters and composers, this years ceremony took place at Grosvenor House hotel on Thursday 19 May.

Little Simz also picked up Best Contemporary Song with “I Love You, I Hate You” while Ed Sheeran took home Most Performed Work with “Bad Habits”. 

The full winners from The Ivors 2022 are as follows: 

Academy Fellowship 

Peter Gabriel

Best Album 

‘Pink Noise’ – written by Dann Hume and Laura Mvula; performed by Laura Mvula

Best Contemporary Song 

‘I Love You, I Hate You’ – written by Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover and Little Simz; performed by Little Simz

Best Original Film Score

The World To Come – composed by Daniel Blumberg

Best Original Video Game Score 

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy – composed by Richard Jacques

Best Song Musically and Lyrically 

‘Seventeen Going Under’ – written and performed by Sam Fender

Best Television Soundtrack 

Landscapers – composed by Arthur Sharpe

Outstanding Song Collection 

Paul Heaton

PRS For Music Most Performed Work 

‘Bad Habits’ – written by Fred again.., Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran; performed by Ed Sheeran

PRS For Music Icon Award 

Robert Smith and Simon Gallup

Rising Star Award with Apple Music

Naomi Kimpenu

Songwriter of the Year 


Special International Award with Apple Music 


Visionary Award 

Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde