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
Awarded forquality vocal and instrumental pop recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byHarry Styles - "Watermelon Sugar" (2021)
Most awardsAdele (3)
Most nominations

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.

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

Adele, with three victories, is the artist with the most awards in the category. As the inaugural recipient, she also won two times consecutively. Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift are the artists with the most nominations at four.


Adele was the first recipient of this award, and won it three times, winning consecutively for "Someone Like You" and a live rendition of "Set Fire to the Rain", both singles from her second studio album, 21, and the third time for "Hello.
Ed Sheeran is a two-time winner in this category.
2014 winner Lorde.
2019 winner Lady Gaga.
2020 winner Lizzo.
Harry Styles received the award in 2021.


Year Artist Work
Adele "Someone Like You"
Lady Gaga "You and I"
Bruno Mars "Grenade"
Katy Perry "Firework"
Pink "Fuckin' Perfect"
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain" (live)
Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
Rihanna "Where Have You Been"
Lorde "Royals"
Sara Bareilles "Brave"
Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
Pharrell Williams "Happy" (live)
John Legend "All of Me" (live)
Sia "Chandelier"
Sam Smith "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version)
Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"
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"
Adele "Hello"
Beyoncé "Hold Up"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Kelly Clarkson "Piece by Piece" (Idol version)
Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman"
Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
Kelly Clarkson "Love So Soft"
Kesha "Praying"
Lady Gaga "Million Reasons"
Pink "What About Us"
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"


Year Artist Work
Lizzo "Truth Hurts"
Beyoncé "Spirit"
Billie Eilish "Bad Guy"
Ariana Grande "7 Rings"
Taylor Swift "You Need to Calm Down"
Harry Styles "Watermelon Sugar"
Justin Bieber "Yummy"
Doja Cat "Say So"
Billie Eilish "Everything I Wanted"
Dua Lipa "Don't Start Now"
Taylor Swift "Cardigan"

Artists with multiple awardsEdit

3 wins
2 wins

Artists with multiple nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ [1]
  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. ^ 2015 Nominees
  7. ^ 2014 Nominees
  8. ^ 2014 Nominees
  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. ^, 7 December 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.

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