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]

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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.

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.

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 (Live)" [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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