Songwriter of the Year

March 14, 1985

George won his first two Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Most Performed Work with Careless Whisper. The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. George would go on to be nominated several other times. He won awards also in 1989, 1996 and 1997. George regarded winning his first Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year in 1985 as one of the most significant achievements of his career. At the age of 21 he was also the youngest recipient ever to win the award. Notably, he went on to win six Ivor Novello Awards and, to date still remains the only individual songwriter to have ever won their prestigious Songwriter Of The Year Award three times.