Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Awarded forQuality female vocal performances in the rock music genre
CountryUnited States
Presented by The Recording Academy
First awarded1980
Last awarded2004
Currently held by Pink, "Trouble" (2004)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to female recording artists for works (songs or albums) containing quality vocal performances in the rock music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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". [2]

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

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Originally called the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, the award was first presented to Donna Summer in 1980. Beginning with the 1995 ceremony, the name of the award was changed to Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. However, in 1988, 1992, 1994, and since 2005, this category was combined with the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and presented in a genderless category known as Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. The solo category was later renamed to Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance beginning in 2005. This fusion has been criticized, especially when female performers are not nominated under the solo category. [3] The Academy has cited a lack of eligible recordings in the female rock category as the reason for the mergers. [4] While the award has not been presented since the category merge in 2005, an official confirmation of its retirement has not been announced.

Donna Summer American singer and songwriter

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the US and a number-one single in the United Kingdom.

The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to male recording artists for works containing quality vocal performances in the rock music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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 Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for works containing quality vocal performances in the rock music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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".

Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow, and Tina Turner hold the record for the most wins in this category, with four wins each. Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette have been presented the award two times each. Crow's song "There Goes the Neighborhood" was nominated twice; one version from the album The Globe Sessions was nominated in 1999 (but lost to Morissette's song "Uninvited"), and a live version from the album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park was nominated and won in 2001. Since its inception, American artists have been presented with the award more than any other nationality, though it has been presented to vocalists from Canada three times. Stevie Nicks holds the record for the most nominations without a win, with five.

Pat Benatar Singer, actress, and songwriter from United States

Patricia Mae Giraldo, who goes by the stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong", and "Invincible".

Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, country, and blues. She has released ten studio albums, four compilations, two live albums, and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. Her songs include "All I Wanna Do", "If It Makes You Happy", "My Favorite Mistake" and the theme song for the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Tina Turner American-Swiss singer, dancer, actress, and author

Tina Turner is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, and actress. Turner rose to prominence with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm before recording hit singles both with Ike and as a solo performer. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.

Recipients

Four-time award winner Tina Turner Tina turner 21021985 01 350.jpg
Four-time award winner Tina Turner
Four-time award winner Pat Benatar PatBenatarLiveinSydney2010.jpg
Four-time award winner Pat Benatar
1990 award winner, Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Rait Crop.jpg
1990 award winner, Bonnie Raitt
1991 award winner, Alannah Myles Alannah Myles.jpg
1991 award winner, Alannah Myles
Two-time award winnder Melissa Etheridge MelissaEtheridgeGuitarHWoFSept2011.jpg
Two-time award winnder Melissa Etheridge
Four-time award winner Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow 001.jpg
Four-time award winner Sheryl Crow
1998 award winner, Fiona Apple FionaApple.jpg
1998 award winner, Fiona Apple
2002 recipient Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams & guitar.jpg
2002 recipient Lucinda Williams
Year [I] Performing artistWorkNomineesRef.
1980 Donna Summer "Hot Stuff"
[5]
1981 Pat Benatar Crimes of Passion [5]
1982 Pat Benatar "Fire and Ice" [6]
1983 Pat Benatar "Shadows of the Night" [7]
1984 Pat Benatar "Love Is a Battlefield" [5]
1985 Tina Turner "Better Be Good to Me" [8]
1986 Tina Turner "One of the Living"
[9]
1987 Tina Turner "Back Where You Started"
[5]
1988 [II] N/AN/AN/A [4]
1989 Tina Turner Tina Live in Europe [5]
1990 Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time [10]
1991 Alannah Myles "Black Velvet"
[5]
1992 [II] N/AN/AN/A [11]
1993 Melissa Etheridge "Ain't It Heavy"
[12]
1994 [II] N/AN/AN/A [13]
1995 Melissa Etheridge "Come to My Window"
[5]
1996 Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
[14]
1997 Sheryl Crow "If It Makes You Happy"
[15]
1998 Fiona Apple "Criminal"
[16]
1999 Alanis Morissette "Uninvited" [17]
2000 Sheryl Crow "Sweet Child o' Mine" [18]
2001 Sheryl Crow "There Goes the Neighborhood" [19]
2002 Lucinda Williams "Get Right With God" [20]
2003 Sheryl Crow "Steve McQueen"
[21]
2004 Pink "Trouble"
[22]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Award was combined with the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category and presented in a genderless category known as Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo.

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