Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance

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The Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo performance pop recordings (vocal and instrumental) and is limited to singles or tracks only.[2]

Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
Awarded forQuality vocal and instrumental pop recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byLizzo - "Truth Hurts" (2020)
Most awardsAdele (3)
Most nominationsKelly Clarkson (4)
Websitegrammy.com

The category was introduced in 2012 and combined the previous categories for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between male and female (and in some cases, solo instrumental) performances.

Adele, with three wins, is the artist with the most awards in the category. Kelly Clarkson is the artist with the most nominations at four, followed by Adele, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift with three.

RecipientsEdit

 
Adele has received the award three times. Also, she was the first recipient.
 
2014 winner Lorde.
 
2020 winner Lizzo.

2010sEdit

Year Artist Work
2012
[3]
Adele "Someone Like You"
Lady Gaga "You and I"
Bruno Mars "Grenade"
Katy Perry "Firework"
Pink "Fuckin' Perfect"
2013
[4]
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"
Kelly Clarkson "What Doesn't Kill You"
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
Rihanna "Where Have You Been"
2014
[5]
Lorde "Royals"
Sara Bareilles "Brave"
Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
2015
[6]
Pharrell Williams "Happy (Live)"
John Legend "All of Me (Live)"
Sia "Chandelier"
Sam Smith "Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)"
Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"
2016
[7]
Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud"
Kelly Clarkson "Heartbeat Song"
Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do"
Taylor Swift "Blank Space"
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"
2017
[8]
Adele "Hello"
Beyoncé "Hold Up"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Kelly Clarkson "Piece by Piece"
Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman"
2018
[9]
Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
Kelly Clarkson "Love So Soft"
Kesha "Praying"
Lady Gaga "Million Reasons"
Pink "What About Us"
2019
[10]
Lady Gaga "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)"
Beck "Colors"
Camila Cabello "Havana (Live)"
Ariana Grande "God Is a Woman"
Post Malone "Better Now"

2020sEdit

Year Artist Work
2020
[11]
Lizzo "Truth Hurts"
Beyoncé "Spirit"
Billie Eilish "Bad Guy"
Ariana Grande "7 Rings"
Taylor Swift "You Need to Calm Down"

Artists with multiple awardsEdit

3 wins
2 wins

Artists with multiple nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "2011 – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "2012 – 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners". The Recording Academy. December 5, 2011.
  5. ^ 2015 Nominees
  6. ^ 2014 Nominees
  7. ^ 2014 Nominees
  8. ^ "Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Grammy Awards Winners List: Updating Live". Variety. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Grammy.com, 7 December 2018
  11. ^ "Grammy Awards Nominations: The Complete List". Variety. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.

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