Lily Allen dominated yesterday's Ivor Novello awards, picking up three awards in total. Lily's song 'The Fear' won the award for Best Song Musically And Lyrically as well as the PRS For Music Most Performed Work, and alongside producer Greg Kurstin, won the Songwriters of the Year award for her album 'It's Not Me It's You'. At the ceremony in London's Grosevenor House Hotel, Lily admitted she was 'overwhelmed' by her success.
Bat For Lashes lady Natasha Khan was "shocked" to win Best Contemporary Song for 'Daniel'. She commented, "Thank you. Who'd have thought that when I was sitting in my pyjamas in my bed writing this song I'd be here picking up this award?"
Sadly, our own Duckworth Lewis Method lost out on the Album Award, which was scooped by Paolo Nutini, for his hugely popular album 'Sunny Side Up'.
Other winners include Imogen Heap, who bagged the award for International Achievement, and Johnny Marr, who was presented with the Ivors Inspiration award by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos. The former Smiths guitarist stated, "I always thought the greatest thing you can be called as a musician is to be called an inspiration. Apart from the big house in Sunningdale, of course! I do believe that rock music and pop music is an art form. It's all about inspiration."
There's a red carpet gallery from the event over in Celebrity Gossip.