American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist has been awarded since 1974.

Years reflect the year in which the American Music Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year).

The most-nominated in this category is Mariah Carey with ten nominations. The artist with the most wins in this category is a tie between Whitney Houston and Olivia Newton-John with four each.

1970s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
1974 Helen Reddy Roberta Flack
Diana Ross
1975 Olivia Newton-John
1976 Olivia Newton-John Linda Ronstadt
Helen Reddy
1977 Olivia Newton-John Linda Ronstadt
Barbra Streisand
1978 Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Olivia Newton-John
1979 Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer

1980s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
1980 Donna Summer Olivia Newton-John
Barbra Streisand
1981 Barbra Streisand Olivia Newton-John
Linda Ronstadt
1982 Pat Benatar Sheena Easton
Juice Newton
Dolly Parton
1983 Olivia Newton-John Stevie Nicks
Diana Ross
1984 Pat Benatar Stevie Nicks
Donna Summer
Bonnie Tyler
1985 Cyndi Lauper Madonna
Linda Ronstadt
1986 Tina Turner Whitney Houston
Madonna
1987 Whitney Houston Janet Jackson
Madonna
Tina Turner
1988 Whitney Houston Janet Jackson
Madonna
1989 Whitney Houston Tracy Chapman
Debbie Gibson

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
1990 Paula Abdul Anita Baker
Madonna
1991 Janet Jackson Paula Abdul
Mariah Carey
1992 Paula Abdul Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
1993 Mariah Carey Amy Grant
Bonnie Raitt
Vanessa L. Williams
1994 Whitney Houston Mariah Carey
Gloria Estefan
Janet Jackson
1995 Mariah Carey Janet Jackson
Bonnie Raitt
1996 Mariah Carey Melissa Etheridge
Alanis Morissette
1997 Alanis Morissette Mariah Carey
Shania Twain
1998 Celine Dion Toni Braxton
Jewel
1999 Celine Dion Brandy
Shania Twain

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2000 Shania Twain Whitney Houston
Britney Spears
2001 Faith Hill Christina Aguilera
Celine Dion
Britney Spears
2002 Janet Jackson Alicia Keys
Jennifer Lopez
2003 Sheryl Crow Celine Dion
P!nk
2003 (November) Jennifer Lopez Celine Dion
Avril Lavigne
2004 Sheryl Crow Avril Lavigne
Jessica Simpson
2005 Gwen Stefani Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
2006 Kelly Clarkson Mariah Carey
Nelly Furtado
2007 Fergie Beyoncé
Avril Lavigne
2008 Rihanna Mariah Carey
Alicia Keys
2009 Taylor Swift Beyoncé
Lady Gaga

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Nominees
2010 Lady Gaga Kesha
Katy Perry
2011 Adele Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
2012 Katy Perry Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
2013 Taylor Swift P!nk
Rihanna
2014 Katy Perry Iggy Azalea
Lorde
2015 Ariana Grande Meghan Trainor
Taylor Swift

Category facts[edit]

Most wins in category

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Olivia Newton-John
Whitney Houston
Mariah Carey Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benatar
Paula Abdul
Janet Jackson
Celine Dion
Sheryl Crow
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Total wins 4 wins 3 wins 2 wins

Most nominations

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Mariah Carey Whitney Houston Linda Ronstadt
Madonna
Olivia Newton-John
Janet Jackson
Celine Dion
Barbra Streisand Helen Reddy
Katy Perry
Total nominations 10 nominations 7 nominations 6 nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations