Ivor Novello Awards given in London

May 26, 2006 at 12:08 AM

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- British singer/songwriter KT Tunstall's 2005 hit, "Suddenly I See," has been named best song at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London.

James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" won the awards for most performed song and international hit of the year, the BBC reported Thursday.

The songwriters of the year award went to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett of the virtual group, Gorillaz, while "Employment" by the Kaiser Chiefs took the top album award.

Athlete's "Wires" was named best contemporary song and the best original film score went to Sweden's "Evil."

Lifetime achievement awards were presented to the Kinks' Ray Davies, the Bee Gees, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and the writing team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

The Ivor Novello Awards are given each year to British songwriters, composers and music publishers.

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