IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer
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The IIFA Best Female Playback Award is chosen by the viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony.
|IIFA Award for|
Best Playback Singer – Female
|Awarded for||Best Performance by a Female Playback Singer|
|Presented by||International Indian Film Academy|
|First awarded||Alka Yagnik for "Taal Se Taal"|
|Currently held by||Harshdeep Kaur & Vibha Saraf for "Dilbaaro"|
|Most awards||Shreya Ghoshal||7|
|Most nominations||Shreya Ghoshal||20|
|Most consecutive wins||Shreya Ghoshal (2012-2014)||3|
|Most consecutive nominations||Shreya Ghoshal (2006-2016)||17|
|Most wins in a decade||Shreya Ghoshal (2000s)||4|
|Most nominations in a single year||Shreya Ghoshal (2008)||4|
|Youngest winner||Meghna Mishra (2018)||16|
|Youngest nominee||Sunidhi Chauhan (2001)||18|
|Oldest winner||Asha Bhosle (2002)||69|
|Oldest nominee||Lata Mangeshkar (2007)||78|
|Most nominations without ever winning||Rekha Bhardwaj||4|
Shreya Ghoshal with 7 wins, hold the record for most awards in this category. Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kanika Kapoor have won the award two times. Shreya Ghoshal won the award in a record of three consecutive years (2012–14).
Shreya Ghoshal's four nominations out of the five nominations in 2008 also give her the record for most number of Best Female Playback Singer nominations in a single year. Shreya Ghoshal holds the record of getting nominated for consecutively 11 years from 2006 till 2016, resulting in 17 nominations and 5 wins.
Shreya Ghoshal was the most successful singers in 2000s with four wins. Ghoshal continued her domination in the 2010s with three wins (still going).
|Rank||Winner||Number of Wins||Years|
|1||Shreya Ghoshal||7||2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|2||Alka Yagnik||2||2000, 2001|
|Sunidhi Chauhan||2005, 2007|
|Kanika Kapoor||2015, 2017|
|Rank||Singer||Number of nominations||Number of wins|