Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album
Awarded forQuality pop music albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1968
Currently held byEd Sheeran, ÷ (2018)
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality pop music albums. Awards in several categories are distributed annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."[2]

The honor was first presented in 1968 at the 10th Grammy Awards as Best Contemporary Album to The Beatles for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The category was then discontinued until 1995 where it emerged with the new name Best Pop Album. In 2001, the category became known as Best Pop Vocal Album. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to artists that perform "albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded pop vocal tracks."[3]

Kelly Clarkson and Adele are the only two-time winners of this award, Clarkson was the first to win twice. Clarkson and Justin Timberlake have both been nominated five times, more than any other artist, though Clarkson is the only artist to have the most solo albums nominated. Three of Timberlake's are solo, two are from NSYNC.

Recipients[edit]

The Beatles
The Beatles won Best Contemporary Album in 1968 for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which also won Album of the Year.[4]
Celine Dion
Celine Dion's Falling into You, the 1997 winner, also won Album of the Year.[4]
Norah Jones
Norah Jones's Come Away with Me, the 2003 winner, also won Album of the Year.[4]
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been nominated five times, more than any other artist. His album Justified won in 2004.
Ray Charles
Ray Charles's final album, Genius Loves Company, won this award and Album of the Year in 2005.[4]
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson was the first artist to win this award twice. Breakaway won in 2006; Stronger won in 2013.
Adele
Adele has won this award twice: for 21 in 2012, and for 25 in 2017. Both albums also won Album of the Year.[4]
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's 1989, the 2016 winner, also won Album of the Year.[4]
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1968 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [5]
1995 Bonnie Raitt Longing in Their Hearts [6]
1996 Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo [7]
1997 Celine Dion Falling into You [8]
1998 James Taylor Hourglass [9]
1999 Madonna Ray of Light [10]
2000 Sting Brand New Day [11]
2001 Steely Dan Two Against Nature [12]
2002 Sade Lovers Rock [13]
2003 Norah Jones Come Away with Me [14]
2004 Justin Timberlake Justified [15]
2005 Ray Charles Genius Loves Company [16]
2006 Kelly Clarkson Breakaway [17]
2007 John Mayer Continuum [18]
2008 Amy Winehouse Back to Black [19]
2009 Duffy Rockferry [20]
2010 The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. [21]
2011 Lady Gaga The Fame Monster [22]
2012 Adele 21 [23]
2013 Kelly Clarkson Stronger [24]
2014 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox [24]
2015 Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour [25]
2016 Taylor Swift 1989 [26]
2017 Adele 25 [27]
2018 Ed Sheeran ÷ [28]
2019 TBA TBA [29]

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

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
Specific
  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "52nd OEP Category Description Guide" (PDF). National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 27, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Winners Album Of The Year". Grammy.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "1967 Grammy Awards Finalists". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 80 (7): 10. February 17, 1968. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 6, 1995. p. 2. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  8. ^ Kot, Greg (January 8, 1997). "Pumpkins A Smash With 7 Grammy Nominations". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. p. 4. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. March 5, 1999. Archived from the original on February 10, 1999. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  10. ^ Sullivan, James (January 6, 1999). "Women Dominate Grammys / Lauryn Hill leads with 10 nominations". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. p. 3. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  11. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Awards nominations". CNN. January 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  12. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards". CNN. February 21, 2001. Archived from the original on November 6, 2008. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  13. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. January 4, 2002. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  14. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees; ceremony set for Feb. 23". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. January 8, 2003. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  15. ^ "They're All Contenders". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 5, 2003. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  16. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today. Gannett Company. February 7, 2005. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  17. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 8, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  18. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Grammy Nominees". CBS News. December 7, 2006. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  19. ^ "50th annual Grammy Awards nominations". Variety. Reed Business Information. December 6, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  20. ^ "Grammy Awards: List of Winners". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. January 31, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  21. ^ "Nominees And Winners". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  22. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  23. ^ "Grammy Awards 2012: full list of winners". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Maroon 5, fun. among early Grammy nominees". Associated Press. Google News. December 5, 2012.
  25. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  26. ^ "58th Grammy Nominees". Grammys. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  27. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammys. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "60th Grammy Nominees". Grammy.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  29. ^ "61st Grammy Nominees". Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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