Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo

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Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo
Awarded forquality classic vocal solos
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1959
Last awarded2019
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

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Up to and including 2015, the Grammy was awarded to one or more vocal soloist(s). Accompanying musicians, orchestras and/or conductors were not eligible for the award. From 2016, "collaborative artists" (such as solo accompanists, conductors or chamber groups) have also been included. Accompanying large orchestras or multiple instrumentalists, however, remain ineligible. [1] .

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