Adele is up for two awards, including best song for her hit single Easy On Me

Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Dave and Raye have all been nominated for songwriter of the year at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards.

Producer and writer Inflo, once called “the most influential and mysterious producer on the planet”, leads the award nominations, with four in total.

He is recognised for his work with Brit Award-winner Little Simz, singer Cleo Sol and funk-soul collective Sault.

Ed Sheeran, who just won a plagiarism battle, is up for three prizes.

As well as songwriter of the year, the star has two tracks – Bad Habits and Shivers – up for the PRS for music most performed work category, which recognises the song heard most often on UK radio and television in the last year.

Also nominated in that category are Elton John and Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart; Tom Grennan’s Little Bit Of Love; and David Guetta, Joel Corry and Raye’s dance anthem Bed.