Best Pop Solo Performance: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

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Ed Sheeran is a two-time Best Pop Solo Performance winner.

Note: Prior to 2012, this award was split into two different categories: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Click those links to see the archive of winners in those categories.

Most career Best Pop Solo Performance nominations:
Taylor Swift 5
Adele 4
Kelly Clarkson 4
Ariana Grande 4
Billie Eilish 4
Katy Perry 3
Lady Gaga 3
Justin Bieber 3
Doja Cat 3

Most career Best Pop Solo Performance wins:
Adele 4
Ed Sheeran 2

Best Pop Solo Performance Winners and Nominees

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2024: winner tbd
Flowers, Miley Cyrus
Paint the Town Red, Doja Cat
What Was I Made For?, Billie Eilish
Vampire, Olivia Rodrigo
Anti-Hero, Taylor Swift

2023: Easy on Me, Adele
Moscow Mule, Bad Bunny
Woman, Doja Cat
Bad Habit, Steve Lacy
About Damn Time, Lizzo
As It Was, Harry Styles

2022: Drivers License, Olivia Rodrigo
Anyone, Justin Bieber
Right on Time, Brandi Carlile
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Positions, Ariana Grande

2021: Watermelon Sugar, Harry Styles
Yummy, Justin Bieber
Say So, Doja Cat
Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish
Don’t Start Now, Dua Lipa
Cardigan, Taylor Swift

2020: Truth Hurts, Lizzo
Spirit, Beyonce
Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
7 Rings, Ariana Grande
You Need to Calm Down, Taylor Swift

2019: Joanne, Lady Gaga
Colors, Beck
Havana (Live), Camila Cabello
God is a Women, Ariana Grande
Better Now, Post Malone

2018: Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
Love So Soft, Kelly Clarkson
Praying, Kesha
Million Reasons, Lady Gaga
What About Us, Pink

2017: Hello, Adele
Hold Up, Beyonce
Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande

2016: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Heartbeat Song, Kelly Clarkson
Love Like You Do, Ellie Goulding
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd

2015: Happy (Live), Pharrell Williams
All of Me (Live), John Legend
Chandelier, Sia
Stay With Me, Sam Smith
Shake it Off, Taylor Swift

2014: Royals, Lorde
Brave, Sara Bareilles
When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars
Roar, Katy Perry
Mirrors, Justin Timberlake

2013: Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
Wide Awake, Katy Perry
Where Have You Been, Rihanna

2012: Someone Like You, Adele
You and I, Lady Gaga
Grenade, Bruno Mars
Firework, Katy Perry
F—in’ Perfect, Pink

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Last Updated on November 27, 2023

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