BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist
|BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist|
|Presented by||British Phonographic Industry (BPI)|
|Currently held by||Lorde (2014)|
The BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom. The accolade is presented at the BRIT Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music. The winners and nominees are determined by the BRIT Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.
The award was first presented in 1989 as Best International Female. The accolade was not handed out at the 1990, 1992 and 1993 ceremonies, with the award for Best International Solo Artist (given to a male or female artist) being awarded instead. The award for Best International Female Solo Artist was reinstated in 1994, and has been given since.
International Female Solo Artist has been won Björk the most times, with three wins. Kylie Minogue has received the most nominations, with eight. Artists from the United States have won the accolade eleven times, more than any other country.
Winners and nominees
|1989||United States||Tracy Chapman|
|1997||United States||Sheryl Crow|
|2000||United States||Macy Gray|
|2005||United States||Gwen Stefani|
|2009||United States||Katy Perry|
|2010||United States||Lady Gaga|
|2013||United States||Lana Del Rey|||
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