Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental pop recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Last awarded2019
Currently held by Lady Gaga, "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" (2019)
Website grammy.com

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. [1] According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo performance pop recordings (vocal or instrumental) and is limited to singles or tracks only. [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.

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The category was introduced in 2012 and combined the previous categories for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between male and female (and in some cases, solo instrumental) performances.

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.

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 Instrumental Performance was awarded between 1969 and 2011.

Adele, with three wins, is the artist with the most awards in the category. Kelly Clarkson is the artist with the most nominations at four, followed by Adele, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga with three.

Adele British singer-songwriter

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards Critics' Choice award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Kelly Clarkson American singer-songwriter, actress

Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer-songwriter and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the reality competition television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the country's best-selling single of 2002. It was followed by the release of her debut album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson decided to part ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock music for her second album, Breakaway (2004). After numerous top 40 radio number-one singles, such as "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You", the album sold over 12 million copies worldwide and earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards.

Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Recipients

Adele has received the award three times. Also, she was the first recipient. Adele 2016.jpg
Adele has received the award three times. Also, she was the first recipient.
2014 winner Lorde Lorde Constanza.jpg
2014 winner Lorde
Year [I] Winner(s)WorkNomineesRef.
2012 Adele "Someone Like You" [3]
2013 "Set Fire to the Rain" (live) [4]
2014 Lorde "Royals" [5]
2015 Pharrell Williams "Happy" (live) [6]
2016 Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" [7]
2017 Adele "Hello" [8]
2018 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" [9]
2019 Lady Gaga "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" [10]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

Artists with multiple wins

3 wins
2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations

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