Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Awarded forquality male vocal performances in the pop music genre
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1966
Last awarded2011
Currently held by Bruno Mars, "Just the Way You Are" (2011)
Website grammy.com

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.

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 trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. 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.

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The awards have 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.

Recipients

Year [I] Winner(s)WorkNomineesRef.
1959 Perry Como "Catch a Falling Star" [1] [2]
1960 Frank Sinatra Come Dance with Me!
[1] [2]
1961
(Single)
Ray Charles "Georgia on My Mind" [1] [2]
1961
(Album)
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles [1] [2]
1962 Jack Jones "Lollipops and Roses" [1] [2]
1963 Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco [1] [2]
1964 Jack Jones "Wives and Lovers" [1] [2]
1965 Louis Armstrong "Hello, Dolly!" [1] [2]
1966 Frank Sinatra "It Was a Very Good Year" [1] [2]
1967 Frank Sinatra "Strangers in the Night" [1] [2]
1968 Glen Campbell "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" [1] [2]
1969 José Feliciano "Light My Fire" [1] [2]
1970 Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talkin'" [1] [2]
1971 Ray Stevens "Everything Is Beautiful" [1] [2]
1972 James Taylor "You've Got a Friend" [1] [2]
1973 Harry Nilsson "Without You" [1] [2]
1974 Stevie Wonder "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" [1] [2]
1975 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale [1] [2]
1976 Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years [1] [2]
1977 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life [1] [2]
1978 James Taylor "Handy Man" [1] [2]
1979 Barry Manilow "Copacabana (At the Copa)" [1] [2]
1980 Billy Joel 52nd Street [1] [2]
1981 Kenny Loggins "This Is It" [1] [2]
1982 Al Jarreau Breakin' Away [1] [2]
1983 Lionel Richie "Truly" [1] [2]
1984 Michael Jackson Thriller [1] [2]
1985 Phil Collins "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" [1] [2]
1986 Phil Collins No Jacket Required [1] [2]
1987 Steve Winwood "Higher Love" [1] [2]
1988 Sting Bring on the Night [1] [2]
1989 Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy" [1] [2]
1990 Michael Bolton "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" [1] [2]
1991 Roy Orbison "Oh, Pretty Woman (live 1987)" [1] [2]
1992 Michael Bolton "When a Man Loves a Woman" [1] [2]
1993 Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven" [1] [2]
1994 Sting "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" [1] [2]
1995 Elton John "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" [1] [2]
1996 Seal "Kiss from a Rose" [1] [2]
1997 Eric Clapton "Change the World" [1] [2]
1998 Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997" [1] [2]
1999 Eric Clapton "My Father's Eyes"
[1] [2]
2000 Sting "Brand New Day" [1] [2]
2001 Sting "She Walks This Earth" [1] [2]
2002 James Taylor "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" [1] [2]
2003 John Mayer "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
[1] [2]
2004 Justin Timberlake "Cry Me a River" [1] [2]
2005 John Mayer "Daughters" [1] [2]
2006 Stevie Wonder "From the Bottom of My Heart" [1] [2]
2007 John Mayer "Waiting on the World to Change" [1] [2]
2008 Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around... Comes Around" [1] [2]
2009 John Mayer "Say" [1] [2]
2010 Jason Mraz "Make It Mine" [1] [3]
2011 Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" [1] [4]

Category records

Most wins

Rank1st2nd3rd
Artist Stevie Wonder
Sting
John Mayer
Frank Sinatra
Eric Clapton
James Taylor
Jack Jones
Harry Nilsson
Elton John
Michael Bolton
Justin Timberlake
Phil Collins
Total wins4 Wins3 wins2 wins

Most nominations

Rank1st2nd3rd
Artist Elton John Sting Frank Sinatra
Seal
Total wins12 nominations11 nominations8 nominations

Contemporary (R&R) Performance

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.

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