Grime, pop and post-punk rock all made the shortlist for the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards this year.

Mercury Prize-winning Skepta is up for best contemporary song with Man, up against Mura Masa’s Lovesick featuring A$AP Rocky and NEIKED’s Sexual.

This is the second time the grime artist has been nominated for an Ivor, after losing out last year to Snakehips’ All My Friends.

Adele and Nick Cave are also in the running at the prestigious songwriters awards, now in its 62nd edition.

Celebrating, honouring and rewarding excellence in songwriting in the UK, the Ivors are awarded every year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).

BASCA members include some of Britain’s most famous musicians in all genres, including Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and Sir Elton John.

As the only peer-nominated music award ceremony in the country, we’re especially thrilled to be honouring such a cool selection of both emerging and established nominees, said BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt.

They are the true architects of the music we love and reflect the creative global force that is British music writing.

This year, Adele’s When We Were Young is up against two Coldplay hits in the most performed music category.

Nick Cave’s album Skeleton Tree, which he was recording at the time of his 15-year-old son Arthur’s accidental death, has been nominated for best album.

Last year, Adele was named songwriter of the year, while Blur and Gorillaz musician Damon Albarn took home the lifetime achievement award.

This year’s winners will be announced at the London ceremony on 18 May.

:: Full list of nominees:

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Black Man in a White World by Michael Kiwanuka

Overcome by Laura Mvula ft Nile Rodgers

Telomere by Mystery Jets

Best Contemporary Song

Love$ick by Mura Masa ft A$AP Rocky

Man by Skepta

Sexual by NEIKED ft Dyo

Album Award

Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka

Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The Dreaming Room by Laura Mvula

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay

Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay

When We Were Young by Adele

Best Original Film Score

High-Rise

Kubo and the Two Strings

My Scientology Movie

Best Television Soundtrack

The Collection

The Witness for the Prosecution

War and Peace

(c) Sky News 2017: Ivor Awards: Skepta, Adele and Nick Cave make shortlist

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