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But Cher's 'Believe' sweeps this year's Ivor Novello Awards...

‘BELIEVE’ by Cher swept the board at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards – given by Britain’s songwriters – announced today at Grosvenor House in London’s Mayfair.

The song – written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Paul Barry, Steve Torch, Matt Gray and Tim Powell – scooped Best Song Musically & Lyrically, International Hit Of The Year and Best Selling UK Single.

Robbie Williams and co writer Guy Chambers got Songwriters Of The Year and PRS Most Performed Work for ‘Angels’, Rod Stewart got a Lifetime Achievement Award, Chrissie Hynde got PRS Outstanding Contribution To British Music and Hal David – one time partner of Burt Bacharach – got The Special International Award.

The awards were attended by Jarvis Cocker, who was nominated for ‘A Little Soul’ but didn’t win anything.

Six people wrote ‘Believe’? How would that work exactly? Three to write one note each and three to write ten words each? Tell us what you think. Post a message on Angst!

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