Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality vocal pop music albums. Awards in several categories are distributed annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."

The honor was first presented in 1968 at the 10th Grammy Awards as Best Contemporary Album to The Beatles for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The category was then discontinued until 1995 where it emerged with the new name Best Pop Album. In 2001, the category became known as Best Pop Vocal Album. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to artists that perform "albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded pop vocal tracks."

The award goes to the artist, producer and engineer/mixer, provided they worked on more than 50% of playing time on the album. A producer or engineer/mixer who worked on less than 50% of playing time, as well as the mastering engineer, do not win an award, but can apply for a Winners Certificate.

Kelly Clarkson and Adele are the only two-time winners of this award, and Clarkson was the first to win twice. Clarkson and Justin Timberlake have both been nominated five times, more than any other artist, though Clarkson is the only artist to have the most solo albums nominated. Three of Timberlake's are solo, two are from NSYNC.

Recipients

The Beatles
The Beatles won Best Contemporary Album in 1968 for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which also won Album of the Year.
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson is tied for the most nominations with five, and the first artist to win this award twice. Breakaway won in 2006; Stronger won in 2013.
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been nominated five times, tied with Kelly Clarkson for the most nominations. His album Justified won in 2004.
Celine Dion
Celine Dion's Falling into You, the 1997 winner, also won Album of the Year.
Steely Dan
Steely Dan's Two Against Nature, the 2001 winner, also won Album of the Year.
Norah Jones
Norah Jones' debut album, Come Away with Me, won this award and Album of the Year in 2003.
Ray Charles
Ray Charles' final album, Genius Loves Company, won this award and Album of the Year in 2005.
Adele
Adele has won this award twice: for 21 in 2012, and for 25 in 2017. Both albums also won Album of the Year.
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift received four nominations in this category. Her album, 1989, won this award and Album of the Year in 2016.
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish won the award in 2020 for her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. The album also won Album of the Year.

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

Artists with multiple wins

2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations

See also

References

General
  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
Specific

External links


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