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Grammy winners for Best Vocal Performance

The Grammys have been awarded annually since 1958 by the American Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

  • Barbra Streisand (born 1942)

    American singer, actress, director and producer. Original name: Barbara Joan Streisand.

    • Five-time Grammy winner for best female vocal performance: 1963, for ''''The Barbra Streisand Album''''; 1964, for ''''People''''; 1965, for ''''My Name Is Barbra''''; 1977, for ''''Evergreen''''; and 1986 for ''''The Broadway Album''''
  • Eydie Gorme (born 1932)

    American singer. Original name: Edith Gormezano.

    • 1966 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''If He Walked into My Life''''
  • Bobbie Gentry (born 1942)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • 1967 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Ode to Billie Joe''''
  • Peggy Lee (born 1920)

    American singer. Original name: Norma Egstrom.

    • 1969 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Is That All There Is?''''
  • Roberta Flack (born 1940)

    American singer.

    • 1973 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Killing Me Softly with His Song''''
  • Janis Ian (born 1950)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • 1975 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''At Seventeen''''
  • Linda Ronstadt (born 1946)

    American singer.

    • 1976 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Hasten Down the Wind''''
  • Lena Horne (born 1917)

    American singer and actress.

    • 1981 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live on Broadway''''
  • Irene Cara (born 1959)

    American actress and singer.

    • 1983 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Flashdance...What a Feeling''''
  • Whitney Houston (born 1963)

    American singer, songwriter and actress.

    • Three-time Grammy winner for best female vocal performance: 1985, for ''''Saving All My Love for You''''; 1987, for ''''I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)''''; and 1993, for ''''I Will Always Love You''''
  • Tracy Chapman (born 1964)

    American singer, songwriter and musician.

    • 1988 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Fast Car''''
  • Bonnie Raitt (born 1949)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • Two-time Grammy winner for best female vocal performance: 1989, for ''''Nick of Time''''; and 1991, for ''''Something to Talk About''''
  • Mariah Carey (born 1970)

    American singer.

    • 1990 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Vision of Love''''
  • Kathy Dawn ''k.d.'' Lang (born 1961)

    Canadian singer. One of the first prominent entertainers to ''come out'' as a lesbian.

    • 1992 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Constant Craving''''
  • Sheryl Crow (born 1963)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • 1994 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''All I Wanna Do''''
  • Anne Murray (born 1945)

    Canadian singer.

    • 1978 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''You Needed Me''''
  • Carole King (born 1941)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • 1971 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Tapestry''''
  • Melissa Manchester (born 1951)

    American singer and songwriter.

    • 1982 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''You Should Hear How She Talks about You''''
  • Ella Fitzgerald (born 1918, died 1996)

    American jazz singer.

    • Four-time Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, 1958-60, 1962
  • Judy Garland (born 1922, died 1969)

    American actress and singer. Original name: Frances Gumm.

    • 1961 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''Judy at Carnegie Hall''''
  • Olivia Newton-John (born 1948)

    Australian singer and actress.

    • 1974 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''I Honestly Love You''''
  • Helen Reddy (born 1942)

    Australian singer and songwriter.

    • 1972 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''I Am Woman''''
  • Tina Turner (born 1938)

    American singer, songwriter and actress. Original name: Annie Mae Bullock.

    • 1984 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''What''s Love Got to Do with It?''''
  • Bette Midler (born 1945)

    American actress, singer and comedian.

    • 1980 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance, for ''''The Rose''''
  • Dionne Warwick (born 1941)

    American singer.

    • Three-time Grammy winner for best female vocal performance: 1968, for ''''Do You Know the Way to San Jose?''''; 1970, for ''''I''ll Never Fall in Love Again''''; and 1979, for ''''I''ll Never Love This Way Again''''
  • Celine Dion

    Canadian musician.

    • 1999 Grammy Award winner for Female Pop Vocal Performance, for My Heart Will Go On
    • 1999 Grammy Award winner for Record of the Year, for My Heart Will Go On.
  • Sarah McLachlan

    Canadian musician.

    • 1998 Grammy winner for best female pop vocal performance, for ''''Building a Mystery''''
    • 1999 Grammy winner for best female pop vocal performance for ''''I will Remember You''''
  • Miriam Zensi Makeba (born 1932)

    South African singer.

    • Winner of Grammy Award in 1959 for the album An evening with Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba
  • Toni Braxton (born 1968)

    American pop singer.

    • 1996 Grammy winner for female pop vocalist of the year, for ''''Unbreak My Heart''''
  • Lauryn Hill (born 1975)

    American actress and musician

    • Five Grammy Award winner for her 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauren Hill .
  • Macy Gray (born 1970)

    American singger

    • 2000 Grammy winner for best female vocal performance for "Try" Track From: On How Life Is

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