Plan B scoops 3 Ivor Novello Awards, releases “Hard Times” w/ Elton John & Paloma Faith for charity

UK singer/songwriter/rapper extraordinaire Ben “Plan B” Drew has won big at the annual Ivor Novello songwriting Awards ceremony, winning three awards for Best Album, Songwriter of the Year and the PRS For Music Most Performed Work (for ‘She Said’).

The East London sensation is commemorating his achievements by releasing a reworking of ‘Hard Times’; the original version of which appears on his triple platinum selling, critically acclaimed album 2010 sophomore album The Defamation of Strickland Banks – but the special version of ‘Hard Times’ on offer also features Sir Elton John and Paloma Faith.

With all proceeds going to benefit the victims of the Japan Tsunami and Pakistan floods, you can buy the new version of ‘Hard Times’ on iTunes now [UK only].

Below, take a listen to Plan B’s original recording of ‘Hard Times,’ as featured on the album:

Plan B – “Hard Times”:

Plan B is currently in the studio working away at his follow-up Hip Hop album.