Harry Styles receives recognition for his work at the Ivor Awards in London
The Ivor Awards, which are given annually to songwriters and screen composers, recognised Harry Styles.
Reuters reports that indie rock band Wet Leg, Charli XCX, and Raye were also among the awardees on Thursday in London, where musician Sting was given a fellowship.
The Ivors Academy fellowship is the highest accolade given by the UK-based society for music writers, and it was given to the singer and songwriter of Every Breath You Take, who has sold more than 100 million albums both as a solo artist and with the rock band The Police.
Sting, who has previously received seven Ivor Novello Awards, joins the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, and Andrew Lloyd Webber as the 23rd Fellow of the Academy.
"A couple of years ago, I got the lifetime achievement award, which I thought was a little bit premature, so this is somehow beyond that," Sting told Reuters on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony.
"It sounds a bit like ‘Lord of the Rings’ to me but I think the fellowship has certain duties attached to it. I think one of the things that is important is to protect the rights of songwriters, not just established songwriters like me but young up and coming songwriters."
The Songwriter of the Year honour went to Wet Leg's Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers in appreciation of their #1 debut album of the same name, while Raye's "Escapism" won best contemporary song.
The 11 album by the musical ensemble Sault won the award for best album, and Florence + the Machine's King was chosen best single for both music and lyrics.
The rock group James earned the music icon award, while Styles' massive song As It Was won the category for most performed work.
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie got the special international award, and Victoria Canal became the fourth consecutive female songwriter since the category's inception in 2020 to win the rising star award.
The Ivor Awards were introduced in 1956 and are named for Welsh composer, actor, and entertainer Ivor Novello, who lived in the early 20th century.