Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. It was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season. The award went to the artist. Singles or tracks only are eligible.

The award has had quite a convoluted history:

  • From 1959 to 1960 there was an award called Best Vocal Performance, Female, which was for work in the pop field
  • In 1961 the award was separated into Best Vocal Performance Single Record Or Track and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female
  • From 1962 to 1963 the awards from the previous year were combined into Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
  • From 1964 to 1968 the award was called Best Vocal Performance, Female
  • In 1969, the awards were combined and streamlined as the award for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female
  • From 1970 to 1971 the award was known as Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female
  • From 1972 to 1994 the award was known as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
  • From 1995 to 2011 it was known as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

The award was discontinued in 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all solo performances in the pop category (male, female, and instrumental) were shifted to the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Recipients

Ella Fitzgerald was the first recipient of the Award, in total she was a five-time award winner and fourth consecutive award winner.
Twelve-time nominee received the most nominations in this category, including five-time award winner Barbra Streisand
Eight-time nominee, including one-time award winner Mariah Carey
Seven-time nominee, including three-time award winner Dionne Warwick
Six-time nominee, including three-time award winner Whitney Houston
Six-time nominee, including one-time award winner Sheryl Crow
Six-time nominee, including one-time award winner Olivia Newton-John
Five-time nominee, including two-time award winner Christina Aguilera
Four-time nominees, including two-time award winner Sarah McLachlan
Three-time nominee, including two-time award winner Norah Jones
Two-time nominee, including one-time award winner Adele
Two-time nominee, including one-time award winner Kelly Clarkson
Two-time nominee, including one-time award winner Nelly Furtado. She is the last Canadian winner.
Six-time nominee Carly Simon
2011 winner for Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
Four-time nominee Pink
Three-time nominee Britney Spears
Two-time nominee Cyndi Lauper
Two-time nominee Sara Bareilles
One-time nominee Rickie Lee Jones

Category facts

Most Wins in Category
Most Nominations
Other facts

Contemporary (R&R) Performance

In 1966 the Recording Academy established a similar, but different, category in the Pop Field for Best Contemporary (rock & roll) Performances. The category went through a number of changes before being discontinued after the 1968 awards.

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