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Lily Allen and Bat For Lashes Take Home Ivor Novello Awards

The 55th annual Ivor Novello awards were held in London today and Lily Allen snagged three for herself: best song musically and lyrically, most performed work (for "Fear"), and songwriter of the year (along with Greg Kurstin). Natasha Kahn, better known as Bat For Lashes (see our video interview with her above), took home the best song award for "Daniel," from her killer sophomore album Two Suns. "Who would have thought when I was sitting in bed writing this in my pyjamas, that I'd be standing here today," Kahn said.

The Ivor Novello awards, named after British entertainer Ivor Novello, honor artists for songwriting and composing. The Ivors are the only award that are not influenced by publishers and record companies but judged purely by the writing community.

Past recipients have included David Bowie, Kate Bush, Madonna, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, and Radiohead.

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