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Ash frontman TIM WHEELER has been nominated for an IVOR NOVELLO award for ‘SHINING LIGHT’, NME.COM can reveal.

The Northern Irish singer/songwriter will have to wait until May 23 to see if he scoops one of the prestigious songwriting gongs at the 47th annual ceremony, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

It is unclear which category Wheeler has been nominated in, though it is likely to be for Best Contemporary Song, won last year by Craig David for ‘Seven Days’.

A spokesperson for the awards claimed no nominations had been finalised, with an announcement expected after Easter.

However, NME.COM has learned that Damon Albarn is also in the frame for his work with [a][/a]. ‘Clint Eastwood’ is the song being suggested.