Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental pop recordings
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Official website

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 two wins, is the artist with the most awards in the category. Katy Perry is the artist with the most nominations with three.


Adele has received the award two times consecutively. Also, she was the first recipient.
Katy Perry has been nominated three times, making her the most nominated artist
Year[I] Winner(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Adele "Someone like You" [3]
2013 Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)"
2014 Lorde "Royals"
2015 Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams "Happy (Live)" [4]

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

Category facts[edit]

Most wins
Rank 1st 2nd
Artist Adele Lorde
Pharrell Williams
Total wins 2 wins 1 win
Most nominations
Rank 1st 2nd
Artist Katy Perry Adele
Bruno Mars
Total nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations

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