Vince Clarke Wins Ivor Novello Award.

Saying that it was "a real honour to get this award," the great Vince Clarke picked up the prestigious award on May 21 for Outstanding Song Collection, in recognition of 30 years in the music industry.

"Presented annually at the Grosvenor House, London, The Ivors continue to be acknowledged as amongst the most widely coveted awards for British songwriters or composers in the world."

Vince Clarke's songwriting credits include 13 studio albums with Erasure, all but two songs on Depeche Mode's 1981 debut album Speak & Spell, and the Yazoo albums Upstairs at Eric's and You and Me Both.

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