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Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental pop recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Last awarded2018
Currently held byEd Sheeran, "Shape of You" (2018)
Websitegrammy.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]

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.

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 and Katy Perry with three.

Recipients[edit]

Adele has received the award three times. Also, she was the first recipient.
2014 winner Lorde
Year[I] Winner(s) Work Nominees Ref.
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]

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

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

3 wins
2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "2011 – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Pop Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Grammys 2013: Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "58th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "60th GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List". Grammy. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.

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