Amy Winehouse wins songwriting award

May 22, 2008 5:16:15 PM PDT
Amy Winehouse has won a prestigious songwriting award for "Love Is a Losing Game" from her "Back to Black" album.

The song won the Ivor Novello award for best song musically and lyrically at a ceremony in London on Thursday. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, accepted the award after the 24-year-old singer-songwriter arrived too late to collect it in person.

Her song "Rehab," also from the "Back to Black" album, won a Novello last year.

The awards are given out annually by Britain's songwriting community.

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