Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Primal Scream win silver clefs

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Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Primal Scream win silver clefs

Rita Ora, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream have won O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The 'R.I.P.' hitmaker will pick up the Best Female prize at Nordoff Robbins' annual awards lunch on July 3, while the 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker will receive the American Express Innovation Award and the 'Rocks' group are the winners of the Investec Icon Award.

Rita said: "I feel honoured to be receiving the Best Female Award at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch. It's great to be recognised by Nordoff Robbins, a charity which uses music to transform the lives of so many people."

And Mark is "proud" to have been recognised by the organisation because he is so "passionate" about the work they do.

The music producer said: "I feel proud to be awarded the American Express Innovation Award. The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an event I've long admired, raising funds for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, a cause which I feel passionate about."

Meanwhile, Primal Scream are looking forward to the forthcoming ceremony.

The band said in a statement: "It's a real honour to be awarded the Investec Icon Award at the 40th anniversary of the O2 Silver Clef Awards. We are looking forward to the event on 3rd July."

Nordoff Robbins has already announced Iron Maiden as winners of the O2 Silver Clef Award and Il Divo winners of the PPL Classical Award.