^Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a not-for-profit performance rights organization that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly. Stansfield won one award:
The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine to honor artists based on Billboard Year-End Charts. The award ceremony was held from 1990 to 2007, until its reintroduction in 2011. Before and after that time span, winners have been announced by Billboard, both in the press and as part of their year-end issue.
Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards began in 1977 and as annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association. From 2007, the BRITs reverted to a live broadcast on British television, on 14 February on ITV. Stansfield received three awards out of twelve nominations in total.
Classic Pop is a monthly British music magazine, which launched in October 2012. It was devised and founded by Ian Peel, who was also editor for the first 19 issues. Rik Flynn stepped in as editor until Issue 23 followed by current editor Steve Harnell. Ian Peel remains involved as Founder & Editor-at-Large.
Since 2004, the Women's World Award are sponsored by the World Awards organization headed by former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, intended for women who have influenced the world by their work in areas such as society or politics. In 2005, the awards were given in Leipzig, Germany.
Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies. The number of sales or shipments required for a silver, gold, (multi-)platinum or diamond threshold depends on the population of the territory in which the title is released. These certificates are not automatic; the record label must pay a fee to have carried out an audit into the release in question.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is the UK record industry's trade association. The level of the award varies and certificates are usually awarded on the basis of the amount of units the release has shipped, rather than the amount it has sold. Stansfield received eight certifications.
In Germany Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) (English: The Federal Association of Music Industry) represents the music industry. BVMI launched its Gold and Platinum award program in 1975, relying on an independent auditor for the accuracy of the sales required for the awards. Stansfield won three certifications.
Dutch Top 40 is one of the three official singles charts in the Netherlands. Apart from Single Top 100, the Top 40 and Mega Top 50 include airplay data (i.e. the more often a song is played on the radio, the higher it is placed also in the chart).