Singer Amy Winehouse’s autobiographical Top 10 single Rehab won the trophy for best contemporary song recently at the prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London.


The 23-year-old is known for her high-voltage personality and reputation for heavy drinking and smoking — something she alluded to when collecting her award.

“Thank you all very much. I didn’t even have time to get drunk — I’ve only been here about 15 minutes,” Winehouse said.

The Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not was named best album at the awards handed out by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The award for best song went to Elusive, by blues and rock singer-songwriter Scott Matthews.

The best-selling British single was A Moment Like This, performed by Leona Lewis, winner of the TV talent competition X Factor.

The Feeling, were named songwriters of the year, while Peter Gabriel received an award for lifetime achievement.

Madonna and Stuart Price won the international hit prize for Sorry, and the most performed work prize went to I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by Elton John, Scott Hoffman and Jason Sellards, which was covered recently by The Scissor Sisters.