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Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female

53rd Grammy Awards
(February 13, 2011)

Lady Gaga
"Bad Romance"

[ from the LP
The Fame Monster ]
Lady Gaga - 'The Fame Monster'
other nominees:

Sara Bareilles - "King Of Anything"
Beyoncé - "Halo" (live)
Norah Jones - "Chasing Pirates"
Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
52nd Grammy Awards
(January 31, 2010)


[ from the LP
I Am... Sasha Fierce ]
Beyonce - 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'
other nominees:

Adele - "Hometown Glory"
Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"
Pink - "Sober
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
51st Grammy Awards
(February 8, 2009)

"Chasing Pavements"

[ from the LP
19 ]
Adele - '19'
other nominees:

Sara Bareilles - "Love Song"
Duffy - "Mercy"
Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"
Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"
Pink - "So What"
50th Grammy Awards
(February 10, 2008)

Amy Winehouse

[ from the LP
Back To Black ]
Amy Winehouse - 'Back To Black'
other nominees:

Christina Aguilera - "Candyman"
Feist - "1234"
Fergie - "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)"
Nelly Furtado - "Say It Right"
49th Grammy Awards
(February 11, 2007)

Christina Aguilera
"Ain't No Other Man"

[ from the LP
Back To Basics ]
Christina Aguilera - 'Back To Basics'
other nominees:

Natasha Bedingfield - "Unwritten"
Sheryl Crow - "You Can Close Your Eyes"
Pink - "Stupid Girls"
K.T. Tunstall - "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree"
48th Grammy Awards
(February 8, 2006)

Kelly Clarkson
"Since U Been Gone"

[ from the LP
Breakaway ]
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "It's Like That"
Sheryl Crow - "Good Is Good"
Bonnie Raitt - "I Will Not Be Broken"
Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"
47th Grammy Awards
(February 13, 2005)

Norah Jones

[ from the LP
Feels Like Home ]
Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
other nominees:

Björk - "Oceania"
Sheryl Crow - "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For?"
Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
46th Grammy Awards
(February 8, 2004)

Christina Aguilera

[ from the LP
Stripped ]
Christina Aguilera - 'Stripped'
other nominees:

Kelly Clarkson - "Miss Independent"
Dido - "White Flag"
Avril Lavigne - "I'm With You"
Sarah McLachlan - "Fallen"
45th Grammy Awards
(February 23, 2003)

Norah Jones
"Don't Know Why"

[ from the LP
Come Away With Me ]
Norah Jones - 'Come Away With Me'
other nominees:

Sheryl Crow - "Soak Up The Sun"
Avril Lavigne - "Complicated"
Pink - "Get The Party Started"
Britney Spears - "Overprotected"
44th Grammy Awards
(February 27, 2002)

Nelly Furtado
"I'm Like Bird"

[ from the LP
Whoa, Nelly! ]
Nelly Furtado - 'Whoa, Nelly!'
other nominees:

Faith Hill - "There You'll Be"
Janet Jackson - "Someone To Call My Lover"
Sade - "By Your Side"
Lucinda Williams - "Essence"
43th Grammy Awards
(February 23, 2001)

Macy Gray
"I Try"
[ from the LP On How Life Is ]
Macy Gray - 'On How Life Is'
other nominees:

Christina Aguilera - "What A Girl Wants"
Madonna - "Music"
Aimee Man - "Save Me"
Joni Mitchell - "Both Sides Now"
Britney Spears - "Oops!... I Did It Again"
42nd Grammy Awards
(February 23, 2000)

Sarah McLachlan
"I Will Remember You"
[ from the LP Mirrorball ]
Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball
other nominees:

Christina Aguilera - "Genie In A Bottle"
Madonna - "Beautiful Stranger"
Alanis Morissette - "Thank U"
Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
41st Grammy Awards
(February 25, 1999)

Celine Dion
"My Heart Will Go On"

[ from the LP
Let's Talk About Love ]
Celine Dion - 'Let's Talk About Love'
other nominees:

Sheryl Crow - "My Favorite Mistake"
Lauryn Hill - "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"
Sarah McLachlan - "Adia"
40th Grammy Awards
(February 25, 1998)

Sarah McLachlan
"Building A Mystery"

[from the LP
Surfacing ]
Sarah McLachlan - 'Surfacing'
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "Butterfly"
Paula Cole - "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?"
Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"
Jewel - "Foolish Games"
39th Grammy Awards
(February 26, 1997)

Toni Braxton
"Un-Break My Heart"

[ from the LP
Secrets ]
Toni Braxton - 'Secrets'
other nominees:

Shawn Colvin - "Get Out Of This House"
Celine Dion - "Because You Loved Me"
Gloria Estefan - "Reach"
Jewel - "Who Will Save Your Soul"
38th Grammy Awards
(February 28, 1996)

Annie Lennox
"No More 'I Love You's'"
[ from the LP Medusa ]
Annie Lennox - 'Medusa'
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "Fantasy"
Dionne Farris - "I Know"
Joan Osborne - "One Of Us"
Bonnie Raitt - "You Got It"
Vanessa Williams - "Colors Of The Wind"
37th Grammy Awards
(March 1, 1995)

Sheryl Crow
"All I Wanna Do"
[ from the LP Tuesday Music Club ]
Sheryl Crow - 'Tuesday Music Club'
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "Hero"
Celine Dion - "The Power Of Love"
Bonnie Raitt - "Longing In Their Hearts"
Barbra Streisand - "Ordinary Miracles"
36th Grammy Awards
(March 1, 1994)

Whitney Houston
"I Will Always Love You"
[ from the LP The Bodyguard soundtrack ]
Whitney Houston - 'The Bodyguard' soundtrack
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "Dreamlover"
Shawn Colvin - "I Don't Know Why"
k.d. lang - "Miss Chatelaine"
Tina Turner - "I Don't Wanna Fight"
35th Grammy Awards
(February 24, 1993)

k.d. lang
"Constant Craving"

[ from the LP
Ingenue ]
k.d. lang - 'Ingenue'
other nominees:

Mariah Carey - MTV Unplugged
Celine Dion - Celine Dion
Annie Lennox - Diva
Vanessa Williams - "Save The Best For Last"
34th Grammy Awards
(February 25, 1992)

Bonnie Raitt
"Something To Talk About"

[ from the LP
Luck Of The Draw ]
Bonnie Raitt - 'Luck Of The Draw'
other nominees:

Oleta Adams - "Get Here"
Mariah Carey - "Emotions"
Amy Grant
- "Baby Baby"
Whitney Houston - "All The Man That I Need"
33rd Grammy Awards
(February 20, 1991)

Mariah Carey
"Vision Of Love"

[ from the LP
Mariah Carey ]
Mariah Carey - 'Mariah Carey'
other nominees:

Bette Midler - "From A Distance"
Sinéad O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Lisa Stansfield - "All Around The World"
Whitney Houston - "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
32nd Grammy Awards
(February 22, 1990)

Bonnie Raitt
"Nick Of Time"

[ from the LP
Nick Of Time ]
Bonnie Raitt - 'Nick Of Time'
other nominees:

Paula Abdul - "Straight Up"
Gloria Estefan - "Don't Wanna Lose You"
Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Linda Ronstadt - Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind
31st Grammy Awards
(February 22, 1989)

Tracy Chapman
"Fast Car"

[ from the LP
Tracy Chapman ]
Tracy Chapman - 'Tracy Chapman'
other nominees:

Taylor Dayne - "Tell It To My Heart"
Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm
Brenda Russell - "Get Here"
Whitney Houston - "One Moment In Time"
30th Grammy Awards
(March 2, 1988)

Whitney Houston
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"

[ from the LP
Whitney ]
Whitney Houston - 'Whitney'
other nominees:

Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
Carly Simon - "Coming Around Again"
Barbra Streisand - One Voice
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
29th Grammy Awards
(February 24, 1987)

Barbra Streisand
The Broadway Album
Barbra Streisand - 'The Broadway Album'
other nominees:

Cyndi Lauper - "True Colors"
Madonna - "Papa Don't Preach"
Tina Turner - "Typical Male"
Dionne Warwick - Dionne And Friends
28th Grammy Awards
(February 25, 1986)

Whitney Houston
"Saving All My Love For You"

[ from the LP
Whitney Houston ]
Whitney Houston - 'Whitney Houston'
other nominees:

Pat Benatar - "We Belong"
Madonna - "Crazy For You"
Linda Ronstadt - Lush Life
Tina Turner - "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
27th Grammy Awards
(February 26, 1985)

Tina Turner
"What's Love Got To Do With It"

[ from the LP
Private Dancer ]
Tina Turner - 'Private Dancer'
other nominees:

Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
Sheena Easton - "Strut"
Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Deniece Williams - "Let's Hear It For The Boy"
26th Grammy Awards
(February 28, 1984)

Irene Cara
"Flashdance... What A Feeling"

[ from the
Flashdance soundtrack ]
'Flashdance' soundtrack
other nominees:

Sheena Easton - "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
Linda Ronstadt - What's New
Donna Summer - "She Works Hard For The Money"
Bonnie Tyler - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
25th Grammy Awards
(February 23, 1983)

Melissa Manchester
"You Should Hear How She Talks About You"

[ from the LP
Hey Ricky ]
Melissa Manchester - 'Hey Ricky'
other nominees:

Laura Branigan - "Gloria"
Juice Newton - "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me"
Olivia Newton-John - "Heart Attack"
Linda Ronstadt - "Get Closer"
24th Grammy Awards
(February 24, 1982)

Lena Horne
Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music Live On Broadway
Lena Horne - 'The Lady And Her Music Live On Broadway'
other nominees:

Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"
Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only"
Juice Newton - "Angel Of The Morning"
Olivia Newton-John - "Physical"
23rd Grammy Awards
(February 25, 1981)

Bette Midler
"The Rose"

[ from
The Rose soundtrack ]
Bette Midler - 'The Rose' soundtrack
other nominees:

Irene Cara - "Fame"
Olivia Newton-John - "Magic"
Barbra Streisand - "Woman In Love"
Donna Summer - "On The Radio"
22nd Grammy Awards
(February 27, 1980)

Dionne Warwick
"I'll Never Love This Way Again"

[ from the LP
Dionne ]
Dionne Warwick - 'Dionne'
other nominees:

Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
Rickie Lee Jones - "Chuck E's In Love"
Melissa Manchester - "Don't Cry Out Loud"
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
21st Grammy Awards
(February 15, 1979)

Anne Murray
"You Needed Me"

[ from the LP
Let's Keep It That Way ]
Anne Murray - 'Let's Keep It That Way'
other nominees:

Olivia Newton-John - "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
Carly Simon - "You Belong To Me"
Barbra Streisand - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
Donna Summer - "MacArthur Park"
20th Grammy Awards
(February 23, 1978)

Barbra Streisand
"Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)"
[ from the
A Star Is Born soundtrack ]
Barbra Streisand - 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack
other nominees:

Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life"
Dolly Parton - "Here You Come Again"
Linda Ronstadt - "Blue Bayou"
Carly Simon - "Nobody Des It Better"
19th Grammy Awards
(February 19, 1977)

Linda Ronstadt
Hasten Down The Wind
Linda Ronstadt - 'Hasten Down The Wind'
other nominees:

Natalie Cole - Natalie
Emmylou Harris -
Here, There And Everywhere
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Vicki Sue Robinson -
Turn The Beat Around
18th Grammy Awards
(February 28, 1976)

Janis Ian
"At Seventeen"

[ from the LP
Between The Lines ]
Janis Ian - 'Between The Lines'
other nominees:

Judy Collins - "Send In The Clowns"
Olivia Newton-John - "Have You Never Been Mellow"
Helen Reddy - "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady"
Linda Ronstadt - "Heart Like A Wheel"
17th Grammy Awards
(March 1, 1975)

Olivia Newton-John
"I Honestly Love You"

[ from the LP
Long Live Love ]
Olivia Newton-John - 'Long Live Love'
other nominees:

Roberta Flack - "Feel Like Makin' Love"
Carole King - "Jazzman"
Cleo Laine -
Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark
16th Grammy Awards
(March 2, 1974)

Roberta Flack
"Killing Me Softly With His Song"

[ from the LP
Killing Me Softly ]
Roberta Flack - 'Killing Me Softly'
other nominees:

Bette Midler - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
Anne Murray - "Danny's Song"
Diana Ross - "Touch Me In The Morning"
Carly Simon - "You're So Vain"
15th Grammy Awards
(March 3, 1973)

Helen Reddy
"I Am Woman"

[ from the LP
I Am Woman ]
Helen Reddy - 'I Am Woman'
other nominees:

Roberta Flack -
Quiet Fire
Aretha Franklin - "Day Dreaming"
Carly Simon - "Anticipation"
Barbra Streisand - "Sweet Inspiration / Where You Lead"
14th Grammy Awards
(March 14, 1972)

Carole King
Carole King - 'Tapestry'
other nominees:

Joan Baez - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Cher - "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"
Janis Joplin - "Me And Bobby McGee"
Carly Simon - "That's They Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"
13th Grammy Awards
(March 16, 1971)

Dionne Warwick
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Dionne Warwick - 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again'
other nominees:

Bobbie Gentry - "Fancy"
Anne Murray - "Snowbird"
Linda Ronstadt - "Long, Long Time"
Diana Ross - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
12th Grammy Awards
(March 11, 1970)

Peggy Lee
Is That All There Is
Peggy Lee - 'Is That All There Is'
other nominees:

Vikki Carr -
With Pen In Hand
Jackie DeShannon - "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
Brenda Lee -
Johnny One Time
Dusty Springfield - "Son Of A Preacher Man"
Dionne Warwick - "This Girl's In Love With You"
11th Grammy Awards
(March 12, 1969)

Dionne Warwick
"Do You Know The Way To San Jose"

[ from the LP
Valley Of The Dolls ]
Dionne Warwick - 'Valley Of The Dolls'
other nominees:

Aretha Franklin - "I Say A Little Prayer"
Mary Hopkin - "Those Were The Days"
Merrilee Rush -
Angel Of The Morning
Barbra Streisand - "Funny Girl"
10th Grammy Awards
(February 29, 1968)

Bobbie Gentry
"Ode To Billie Joe"

[ from the LP
Ode To Billie Joe ]
Bobbie Gentry - 'Ode To Billie Joe'
other nominees:

Vikki Carr - "It Must Be Him"
Petula Clark - "Don't Sleep In The Subway"
Aretha Franklin - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Dionne Warwick - "I Say A Little Prayer"
9th Grammy Awards
(March 2, 1967)

Eydie Gorme
If He Walked Into My Life
Eydie Gorme - 'If He Walked Into My Life' other nominees:

Ella Fitzgerald -
Ella At Duke's Place
Sandy Posey - "Born A Woman"
Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"
Barbra Streisand - Color Me Barbra
8th Grammy Awards
(March 15, 1966)

Barbra Streisand
My Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand - 'My Name Is Barbra'
other nominees:

Petula Clark -
Jackie DeShannon - "What The World Needs Now Is Love"
Astrud Gilberto -
The Astrud Gilberto Album
Nancy Wilson -
Gentle Is My Love
7th Grammy Awards
(April 13, 1965)

Barbra Streisand

[ from the LP
People ]
Barbra Streisand - 'People'
other nominees:

Petula Clark - "Downtown"
Gale Garnett -
We'll Sing In The Sunshine
Astrud Gilberto -
The Girl From Ipanema
Nancy Wilson -
How Glad I Am
6th Grammy Awards
(May 12, 1964)

Barbra Streisand
The Barbra Streisand Album
Barbra Streisand - 'The Barbra Streisand Second Album'
other nominees:

Dominique -
The Singing Nun
Eydie Gorme -
Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Peggy Lee -
I'm A Woman
Miriam Makeba -
The Word Of Miriam Makeba
5th Grammy Awards
(May 15, 1963)

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle
Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle'
other nominees:

Diahann Carroll -
No, Strings
Lena Horne - Lena... Lovely And Alive
Peggy Lee - "I'm A Woman"
Ketty Lester -
Love Letters
Sandy Stewart -
My Coloring Book
Pat Thomas - "Slightly Out Of Time"
4th Grammy Awards
(May 29, 1962)

Judy Garland
Judy At Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland - 'Live At Carnegie Hall'
other nominees:

Ella Fitzgerald -
Mr. Paganini
Billie Holliday -
The Essential Billie Holliday
Lena Horne - Lena Horne At The Sands
Peggy Lee -
Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee
3rd Grammy Awards
(April 12, 1961)

Ella Fitzgerald
"Mack The Knife"

[ from the LP
Ella In Berlin ]
Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella In Berlin'
other nominees:

Doris Day - "The Sound Of Music"
Eileen Farrell -
I've Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Brenda Lee - "I'm Sorry"
Peggy Lee - "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'"
2nd Grammy Awards
(November 29, 1959)

Ella Fitzgerald
"But Not For Me"

[ from the LP
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book ]
Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book'
other nominees:

Lena Horne - Porgy & Bess
Peggy Lee - "Alright, Okay"
Pat Suzuki -
Broadway '59
Caterina Valente - "La Strada del Amore"
1st Grammy Awards
(May 4, 1959)

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book'
other nominees:

Doris Day -
Everybody Loves A Lover
Eydie Gorme -
Eydie In Love
Peggy Lee - "Fever"
Keely Smith -
I Wish You Love

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