PJ Harvey wins Ivor Novello for 'Album Of The Year'

PJ Harvey’s 'Let England Shake' has been awarded an Ivor Novello for Album of the Year at today’s ceremony in Central London. The other nominees in this prestigious category were Adele (21) and Kate Bush (50 Words For Snow).

Written and performed by PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake', was released to wide-spread critical acclaim in February last year, with the NME commenting “over two decades, she’s been one of Britain’s most consistently talented songwriters and performers… her most brilliant album to date - 10/10”

'Let England Shake' has been recognised as the best album of 2011 by numerous others* and was awarded the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year, making Harvey the only artist to have received this award twice, previously winning in 2001 for 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'. Harvey also received NME’s Outstanding Contribution to Music 2011 and the Uncut Music Award 2011.

Presented and judged by the music writing community, the Ivor Novello Awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing.