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. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo performance pop recordings (vocal or instrumental) and is limited to singles or tracks only.
|Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance|
|Awarded for||quality vocal or instrumental pop recordings|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Lady Gaga, "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" (2019)|
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, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga with three. Pharrell Williams was the first American to win.
|2012||Adele||"Someone Like You"|||
|2013||"Set Fire to the Rain" (live)|||
|2015||Pharrell Williams||"Happy" (live)|||
|2016||Ed Sheeran||"Thinking Out Loud"|||
|2018||Ed Sheeran||"Shape of You"|||
|2019||Lady Gaga||"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)"|||
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
Artists with multiple winsEdit
Artists with multiple nominationsEdit
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