Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance



The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance was a
Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (stylized as GRAMMY), or simply known as the Grammys, are awards presented by the Recording Academy of the United States to recognize "outstanding" achievements in the music industry. They are regarded by many as the most pr ...
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 award has had quite a convoluted history: *From 1959 to 1960 there was an award called Best Vocal Performance, Female, which was for work in the pop field *In 1961 the award was separated into Best Vocal Performance Single Record Or Track and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female *From 1962 to 1963 the awards from the previous year were combined into Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female *From 1964 to 1968 the award was called Best Vocal Performance, Female *In 1969, the awards were combined and streamlined as the award for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female *From 1970 to 1971 the award was known as Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female *From 1972 to 1994 the award was known as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female *From 1995 to 2011 it was known as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 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
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category. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


Category facts

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received the most consecutive wins in this category with 3 (1959-1961 & 1964-1966), respectively. *
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", winning for the studio version of this song in 2010. *
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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. *In 1966 the award was called Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Female *In 1967 the award from the previous year was combined with the equivalent award for men as the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female *In 1968 the previous award was once again separated by gender, with the female award called Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance

See also

* List of music awards honoring women


External links

Official Site of the Grammy Awards
{{Grammy Award categories Awards established in 1959 Awards disestablished in 2011 Female Pop Vocal Performance Female Vocal Performance Music awards honoring women