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Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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quality female vocal performances in the pop music genre

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Winners & Nominees
Bad RomanceLady Gaga, Bad Romance, Winner, HaloBeyoncé, Halo, Nominee, Teenage DreamKaty Perry, Teenage Dream, Nominee, King of AnythingSara Bareilles, King of Anything, Nominee, Chasing PiratesNorah Jones, Chasing Pirates, Nominee, HaloBeyoncé, Halo, Winner, SoberP!nk, Sober, Nominee, Hot n ColdKaty Perry, Hot n Cold, Nominee, You Belong with MeTaylor Swift, You Belong with Me, Nominee, Hometown GloryAdele, Hometown Glory, Nominee, Chasing PavementsAdele, Chasing Pavements, Winner, MercyDuffy, Mercy, Nominee, Love SongSara Bareilles, Love Song, Nominee, Bleeding LoveLeona Lewis, Bleeding Love, Nominee, I Kissed a GirlKaty Perry, I Kissed a Girl, Nominee, So WhatP!nk, So What, Nominee, RehabAmy Winehouse, Rehab, Winner, Say It RightNelly Furtado, Say It Right, Nominee, CandymanChristina Aguilera, Candyman, Nominee, Big Girls Don't CryFergie, Big Girls Don't Cry, Nominee, 1234Feist, 1234, Nominee, Ain't No Other ManChristina Aguilera, Ain't No Other Man, Winner, You Can Close Your EyesSheryl Crow, You Can Close Your Eyes, Nominee, UnwrittenNatasha Bedingfield, Unwritten, Nominee, Stupid GirlsP!nk, Stupid Girls, Nominee, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (live)KT Tunstall, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (live), Nominee

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 awards 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 1966 there was also an award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Female
  • In 1967 the award from the previous year was combined with the equivalent award for men as the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female
  • In 1968 the previous award was once again separated by gender, with the female award called Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance
  • 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.

    Category facts

    Most Wins in Category
    Most Nominations
    Other facts
  • Mariah Carey is the only artist to receive the six consecutive nominations in this category and she won for "Vision of Love" among them.
  • BeyoncĂ© is the only artist in this category to have the same songs in different versions nominated, with "Halo" studio version and live version. The studio version of this song won in 2010.
  • Ella Fitzgerald's "Mack The Knife" and Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" are the only live songs that won this category.
  • Ella Fitzgerald is the most winner in consecutive years, with four.
  • Lady Gaga is the last recipient of the award after the category was renamed as Best Pop Solo Performance.
  • References

    Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Wikipedia

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