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Plan B wins top prize at the Ivor Novello awards
UK rapper and soul singer Plan B has won the top prize at the Ivor Novello awards at a ceremony held in London.
Plan B, who has a talent for the acoustic guitar, not only took the much lauded Songwriter of the Year Award, but another two awards, which included one for his album the Defamation of Strickland Banks and an award for the most performed work for the song She Said.
The awards are another highlight in a career that is on the ascent not only in terms of music, but also acting, having made an impression in both Adulthood and Harry Brown.
Speaking at the ceremony, Plan B, whose real name is Ben Drew, talked about his inspiration of living in the gritty world of east London: "I wanted to stand up for those kids. I wanted to write about those kids who were ignored and forgotten."
Despite the success of his soul-influenced first album, the musician plans on making a more hip hop influenced second album, which is the genre he first started out in.
It was a good night for UK rappers. Other winners at the award included Tinie Tempah, who won Best Contemporary Song for Pass Out, and Dizzee Rascal, who won the Ivors Inspiration Award.
Posted on 20 May 2011 09:38 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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