Best Pop Vocal Album: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

Lady Gaga Grammy speech
Lady Gaga wins the 2011 Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy.

 

Most career Best Pop Vocal Album nominations
Kelly Clarkson 5
Justin Timberlake 5
Ariana Grande 4
Pink 4

Most career Best Pop Vocal Album wins
Adele 2
Kelly Clarkson 2

Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album Winners and Nominees By Year

This award was created in 1968 as Best Contemporary Album, then discontinued until 1995.

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2020: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
The Lion King: The Gift, Beyonce
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran
Lover, Taylor Swift

2019: Sweetener, Ariana Grande
Camila, Camila Cabello
Meaning of Life, Kelly Clarkson
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma, Pink
Reputation, Taylor Swift

2018: ÷, Ed Sheeran
Kaleidoscope, Coldplay
Lust for Life, Lana Del Rey
Evolve, Imagine Dragons
Rainbow, Kesha
Joanne, Lady Gaga

2017: 25, Adele
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande
Confident, Demi Lovato
This is Acting, Sia

2016: 1989, Taylor Swift
Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence & the Machine
Uptown Special, Mark Ronson
Before This World, James Taylor

2015: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
My Everything, Ariana Grande
Prism, Katy Perry
X, Ed Sheeran

2014: Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
Paradise, Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine, Lorde
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

2013: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials, Florence & the Machine
Some Nights, Fun.
Overexposed, Maroon 5
The Truth About Love, Pink

2012: 21, Adele
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Loud, Rihanna

2011: The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
I Dreamed a Dream, Susan Boyle
Battle Studies, John Mayer
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

2010: The E.N.D., Black Eyed Peas
Breakthrough, Colbie Caillat
All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson
The Fray, The Fray
Funhouse, Pink

2009: Rockferry, Duffy
Detours, Sheryl Crow
Long Road Out of Eden, the Eagles
Spirit, Leona Lewis
Covers, James Taylor

2008: Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
The Reminder, Feist
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Memory Almost Full, Paul McCartney

2007: Continuum, John Mayer
Back to Basics, Christina Aguilera
Back to Bedlam, James Blunt
The River in Reverse, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake

2006: Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple
Wildflower, Sheryl Crow
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Paul McCartney
Love. Angel/ Music. Baby., Gwen Stefani

2005: Genius Loves Company, Ray Charles
Feels Like Home, Norah Jones
Afterglow, Sarah McLachlan
Mind Body & Soul, Joss Stone
Smile, Brian Wilson

2004: Justified, Justin Timberlake
Stripped, Christina Aguilera
Brainwashed, George Harrison
Bare, Annie Lennox
Motown, Michael McDonald

2003: Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Let Go, Avril Lavigne
Rock Steady, No Doubt
Missundaztood, Pink
Britney, Britney Spears

2002: Lovers Rock, Sade
Whoa, Nelly!, Nelly Furtado
All for You, Janet Jackson
Songs From the West Coast, Elton John
Celebrity, *N Sync

2001: Two Against Nature, Steely Dan
Inside Job, Don Henley
Music, Madonna
Music, No Strings Attached, *N Sync
Oops!…I Did it Again, Britney Spears

2000: Brand New Day, Sting
Millennium, Backstreet Boys
Believe, Cher
Ricky Martin, Ricky Martin
Mirrorball, Sarah McLachlan

1999: Ray of Light, Madonna
Pilgrim, Eric Clapton
Let’s Talk About Love, Celine Dion
Left of the Middle, Natalie Imbruglia
The Dirty Boogie, Brian Setzer Orchestra

1998: Hourglass, James Taylor
This Fire, Paula Cole
The Dance, Fleetwood Mac
Travelling Without Moving, Jamiroquai
Surfacing, Sarah McLachlan

1997: Falling into You, Celine Dion
Secrets, Toni Braxton
New Beginning, Tracy Chapman
A Few Small Repairs, Shawn Colvin
Mercury Falling, Sting

1996: Turbuluent Indigo, Joni Mitchell
Daydream, Mariah Carey
Hell Freezes Over, the Eagles
Medusa, Annie Lennox
Bedtime Stories, Madonna

1995: Longing in Their Hearts, Bonnie Raitt
The Sign, Ace of Base
The Three Tenors in Concert 1994, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Zubin Mehta
I Love Everybody, Lyle Lovett
Seal, Seal

1968: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles
It Must Be Him, Vikki Carr
Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie Gentry
Up, Up and Away, 5th Dimension
Insight Out, the Association

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