|Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance|
|Awarded for||quality female vocal performances in the pop music genre|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance" (2011)|
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.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
The award has had quite a convoluted history:
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.
|1959||Ella Fitzgerald||Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook|
|1960||Ella Fitzgerald||"But Not for Me"|
|Ella Fitzgerald||"Mack the Knife (Live)"|
|Ella Fitzgerald||Mack the Knife|
|1962||Judy Garland||Judy at Carnegie Hall|
|1963||Ella Fitzgerald||Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson|
|1964||Barbra Streisand||The Barbra Streisand Album|
|1966||Barbra Streisand||My Name Is Barbra|
|1967||Eydie Gormé||"If He Walked into My Life Today"|
|1968||Bobbie Gentry||"Ode to Billie Joe"|
|1969||Dionne Warwick||"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"|
|1970||Peggy Lee||"Is That All There Is?"|
|1971||Dionne Warwick||I'll Never Fall in Love Again|
|1973||Helen Reddy||"I Am Woman"|
|1974||Roberta Flack||"Killing Me Softly with His Song"|
|1975||Olivia Newton-John||"I Honestly Love You"|
|1976||Janis Ian||"At Seventeen"|
|1977||Linda Ronstadt||Hasten Down the Wind|
|1978||Barbra Streisand||"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"|
|1979||Anne Murray||"You Needed Me"|
|1980||Dionne Warwick||"I'll Never Love This Way Again"|
|1981||Bette Midler||"The Rose"|
|1982||Lena Horne||Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music|
|1983||Melissa Manchester||"You Should Hear How She Talks About You"|
|1984||Irene Cara||"Flashdance... What a Feeling"|
|1985||Tina Turner||"What's Love Got to Do with It"|
|1986||Whitney Houston||"Saving All My Love for You"|
|1987||Barbra Streisand||The Broadway Album|
|1988||Whitney Houston||"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"|
|1989||Tracy Chapman||"Fast Car"|
|1990||Bonnie Raitt||Nick of Time|
|1991||Mariah Carey||"Vision of Love"|
|1992||Bonnie Raitt||"Something to Talk About"|
|1993||k.d. lang||"Constant Craving"|
|1994||Whitney Houston||"I Will Always Love You"|
|1995||Sheryl Crow||"All I Wanna Do"|
|1996||Annie Lennox||"No More I Love You's"|
|1997||Toni Braxton||"Un-Break My Heart"|
|1998||Sarah McLachlan||"Building a Mystery"|
|1999||Celine Dion||"My Heart Will Go On"|
|2000||Sarah McLachlan||"I Will Remember You (Live)"|
|2001||Macy Gray||"I Try"|
|2002||Nelly Furtado||"I'm Like a Bird"|
|2003||Norah Jones||"Don't Know Why"|
|2006||Kelly Clarkson||"Since U Been Gone"|
|2007||Christina Aguilera||"Ain't No Other Man"|
|2011||Lady Gaga||"Bad Romance"|
|Artist|| Ella Fitzgerald |
| Dionne Warwick |
| Sarah McLachlan |
|Total Wins||5 wins||3 wins||2 wins|
|Artist||Barbra Streisand|| Peggy Lee |
|Ella Fitzgerald|| Olivia Newton-John |
| Bonnie Raitt |
| Donna Summer |
|Total Nominations||12 Nominations||8 nominations||7 nominations||6 nominations||5 nominations||4 nominations|
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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.
The Grammy Awards in the Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance categories were awarded in 1966, 1967 and 1968. They appeared in different guises at the Grammy's, aimed at male and female soloists and duos/groups. The Recording Academy used these categories to distinguish contemporary or rock 'n' roll recordings from traditional pop recordings, which had their own Best Pop Vocal Performance categories for male and female soloists and for duos or groups.
The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented 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 sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:
for commercially released singles or tracks of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Tracks from a previous year's album may be entered provided the track was not entered the previous year and provided the album did not win a Grammy. Award to the artist(s), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist.
The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a male 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 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals was awarded between 1966 and 2011. The award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance was awarded between 1968 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance was awarded between 1965 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:
The 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first in The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City. Ella Fitzgerald & Ross Bagdasarian won most awards with 3 each, whereas Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Henry Mancini, and each won 2 awards.
The 3rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on April 13, 1961, at Los Angeles and New York. They recognized musical accomplishments by the performers for the year 1960. Ray Charles won four awards and Bob Newhart and Henry Mancini each won three awards.
The 5th Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 15, 1963, at Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians for the year 1962. Tony Bennet and Igor Stravinsky each won 3 awards.
The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965, to Dottie West. The award has had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album is an award that was first presented in 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1959 to 1968. The award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group was awarded from 1961 to 1968. In its first year, the award specified that a "vocal group" contains two to six artists. This award was presented alongside the award for Best Performance by a Chorus. Before 1961 these awards were combined into the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus.
The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Chorus was awarded from 1961 to 1968. In its first year, the award specified that a "chorus" contains seven or more artists. This award was presented alongside the award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group. Before 1961 these awards were combined into the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus.
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Song was awarded between 1959 and 1971. The award had several minor name changes:
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The Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo performance pop recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative R&B recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.