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:
Kelly Clarkson 4
Adele 3
Ariana Grande 3
Katy Perry 3
Lady Gaga 3
Taylor Swift 3

Most career Best Pop Solo Performance wins:
Adele 3
Ed Sheeran 2

Best Pop Solo Performance Winners and Nominees

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

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
Fuckin’ Perfect, Pink

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