Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance

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 guides, the Best Pop Solo Performance Award as being designed for a solo performance pop recording (vocal and instrumental) and is limited to singles or tracks only.[2]

Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
"Flowers" by Miley Cyrus is the most recent recipient
Awarded forquality vocal and instrumental pop recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byMiley Cyrus – "Flowers" (2024)
Most awardsAdele (4)
Most nominationsTaylor Swift (5)

The category was introduced at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards 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.

The award goes to the performing artist. The producer, engineer and songwriter can apply for a Winners Certificate.[3]

Adele became the inaugural recipient, has the most victories (with four wins), and is the only act so far to win this category for consecutive years. Taylor Swift leads all performers with five nominations. The current holder of the award is Miley Cyrus for "Flowers", which won at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

Recipients edit

Adele was the first recipient of this award, and won it four times, winning consecutively for "Someone Like You" and a live rendition of "Set Fire to the Rain", for "Hello", and for “Easy on Me” in 2023.
2014 winner Lorde.
Two-time winner Ed Sheeran.
2020 winner Lizzo.
Year Recipient Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Adele "Someone Like You" [4]
2013 "Set Fire to the Rain" (Live) [5]
2014 Lorde "Royals" [6]
2015 Pharrell Williams "Happy" (Live) [7]
2016 Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" [8]
2017 Adele "Hello" [9]
2018 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" [10]
2019 Lady Gaga "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" [11]
2020 Lizzo "Truth Hurts" [12]
2021 Harry Styles "Watermelon Sugar" [13]
2022 Olivia Rodrigo "Drivers License" [14]
2023 Adele "Easy on Me" [15]
2024 Miley Cyrus "Flowers" [16]

Artists with multiple awards edit

4 wins
2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. 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. ^ "AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, AND GRAMMY TICKETS" (PDF). Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  4. ^ "2011 – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "2012 – 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners". The Recording Academy. December 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  8. ^ "2014 Nominees" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 16, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Grammy Awards Winners List: Updating Live". Variety. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List". Grammy. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Grammy Awards Nominations: The Complete List". Variety. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Williams, Chris (November 24, 2020). "Grammy Awards Nominations 2021: The Complete List". Variety. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List". November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  15. ^ "2023 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Complete Nominees List". November 15, 2022. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  16. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2024: See the Full List Here". Pitchfork. November 10, 2023. Retrieved November 10, 2023.

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