Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist

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Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded 1989
Currently held by Beyoncé (2017)
Website www.brits.co.uk

The Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade is presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music,[2] the winners and nominees are determined by the BRIT Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3]

The award was first presented in 1989 as Best International Female, the accolade was not handed out at the 1990, 1992 and 1993 ceremonies, with the award for Best International Solo Artist (given to a male or female artist) being awarded instead.[4][5] The award for Best International Female Solo Artist was reinstated in 1994, and has been given ever since.[6]

International Female Solo Artist has been won by Björk the most times, with four wins. Kylie Minogue and Björk have received the most nominations, with eight. Artists from the United States have won the accolade eleven times, more than any other country.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Tracy Chapman was the first recipient of the award in 1989
Björk holds the record for most wins with 4
Kylie Minogue shares the record for most nominations with Björk. Both were nominated 8 times.
Two time winner Madonna
1991 winner Sinéad O'Connor
2000 winner Macy Gray
2003 winner P!nk
2010 winner Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift at the Red Tour.
Two times nominee and 2015 winner Taylor Swift
Rihanna the only artist to win the award consecutively - in 2011 and 2012
Year Recipient Nominees Ref.
1989 Tracy Chapman
1990 Not Awarded
1991 Sinéad O'Connor
1992 Not Awarded
1993 Not Awarded
1994 Björk
1995 k.d. lang
1996 Björk
1997 Sheryl Crow
1998 Björk
1999 Natalie Imbruglia
2000 Macy Gray
2001 Madonna
2002 Kylie Minogue
2003 Pink
2004 Beyoncé
2005 Gwen Stefani
2006 Madonna
2007 Nelly Furtado
2008 Kylie Minogue
2009 Katy Perry
2010 Lady Gaga
2011 Rihanna
2012 Rihanna
2013 Lana Del Rey [7]
2014 Lorde [8][9]
2015 Taylor Swift [10]
2016 Björk [11]
2017 Beyoncé

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "And the nominees are...". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "1992 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "1993 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Simon (12 February 2012). "Brit awards winners list 2012: every winner since 1977". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "BRIT Awards 2013: Lana Del Rey Wins International Female Solo Act". Capital. February 20, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: the nominations in full". The Independent. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Mokoena, Tshepo (19 February 2014). "Lorde wins international female solo artist award at 2014 Brits". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "BRIT Awards 2015 Winners List - Full List Of This Year's Awards". Capital (Global Radio). 26 February 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Billboard Staff (January 14, 2016). "Adele, James Bay, Years & Years Lead Brit Awards 2016 Nominations". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2016.