American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist has been awarded since 1974.

Years reflect the year in which the American Music Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year).

The most-nominated in this category is Mariah Carey with ten nominations. The artist with the most wins in this category is a tie between Whitney Houston and Olivia Newton-John with four each.

2010s[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee
2016
(44th)
Blue ribbon Selena Gomez Adele
Rihanna
2015
(43rd)
Blue ribbon Ariana Grande Meghan Trainor
Taylor Swift
2014
(42nd)
Blue ribbon Katy Perry Iggy Azalea
Lorde
2013
(41st)
Blue ribbon Taylor Swift Pink
Rihanna
2012
(40th)
Blue ribbon Katy Perry Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
2011
(39th)
Blue ribbon Adele Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
2010
(38th)
Blue ribbon Lady Gaga Katy Perry
Kesha

2000s[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee
2009
(37th)
Blue ribbon Taylor Swift Beyoncé
Lady Gaga
2008
(36th)
Blue ribbon Rihanna Alicia Keys
Mariah Carey
2007
(35th)
Blue ribbon Fergie Avril Lavigne
Beyoncé
2006
(34th)
Blue ribbon Kelly Clarkson Mariah Carey
Nelly Furtado
2005
(33rd)
Blue ribbon Gwen Stefani Kelly Clarkson
Mariah Carey
2004
(32nd)
Blue ribbon Sheryl Crow Avril Lavigne
Jessica Simpson
2003
(31st)
Blue ribbon Jennifer Lopez Avril Lavigne
Celine Dion
2003
(30th)
Blue ribbon Sheryl Crow Celine Dion
Pink
2002
(29th)
Blue ribbon Janet Jackson Alicia Keys
Jennifer Lopez
2001
(28th)
Blue ribbon Faith Hill Britney Spears
Celine Dion
Christina Aguilera
2000
(27th)
Blue ribbon Shania Twain Britney Spears
Whitney Houston

1990s[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee
1999
(26th)
Blue ribbon Celine Dion Brandy Norwood
Shania Twain
1998
(25th)
Blue ribbon Celine Dion Jewel
Toni Braxton
1997
(24th)
Blue ribbon Alanis Morissette Celine Dion
Mariah Carey
1996
(23rd)
Blue ribbon Mariah Carey Alanis Morissette
Melissa Etheridge
1995
(22nd)
Blue ribbon Mariah Carey Bonnie Raitt
Janet Jackson
1994
(21st)
Blue ribbon Whitney Houston Gloria Estefan
Janet Jackson
Mariah Carey
1993
(20th)
Blue ribbon Mariah Carey Amy Grant
Bonnie Raitt
Vanessa Williams
1992
(19th)
Blue ribbon Paula Abdul Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
1991
(18th)
Blue ribbon Janet Jackson Madonna
Mariah Carey
Sinéad O'Connor
1990
(17th)
Blue ribbon Paula Abdul Anita Baker
Madonna

1980s[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee
1989
(16th)
Blue ribbon Whitney Houston Debbie Gibson
Tracy Chapman
1988
(15th)
Blue ribbon Whitney Houston Janet Jackson
Madonna
1987
(14th)
Blue ribbon Whitney Houston Janet Jackson
Madonna
Tina Turner
1986
(13th)
Blue ribbon Tina Turner Madonna
Whitney Houston
1985
(12th)
Blue ribbon Cyndi Lauper Linda Ronstadt
Madonna
1984
(11th)
Blue ribbon Pat Benatar Bonnie Tyler
Donna Summer
Stevie Nicks
1983
(10th)
Blue ribbon Olivia Newton-John Diana Ross
Stevie Nicks
1982
(9th)
Blue ribbon Pat Benatar Dolly Parton
Juice Newton
Sheena Easton
1981
(8th)
Blue ribbon Barbra Streisand Linda Ronstadt
Olivia Newton-John
1980
(7th)
Blue ribbon Donna Summer Barbra Streisand
Olivia Newton-John

1970s[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee
1979
(6th)
Blue ribbon Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer
1978
(5th)
Blue ribbon Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Rita Coolidge
1977
(4th)
Blue ribbon Olivia Newton-John Helen Reddy
Linda Ronstadt
1976
(3rd)
Blue ribbon Olivia Newton-John Helen Reddy
Linda Ronstadt
1975
(2nd)
Blue ribbon Olivia Newton-John Barbra Streisand
Helen Reddy
1974
(1st)
Blue ribbon Helen Reddy Diana Ross
Roberta Flack

Category facts[edit]

Most wins in category

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Olivia Newton-John
Whitney Houston
Mariah Carey Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benatar
Paula Abdul
Janet Jackson
Celine Dion
Sheryl Crow
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Total wins 4 wins 3 wins 2 wins

Most nominations

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Mariah Carey Whitney Houston Linda Ronstadt
Madonna
Olivia Newton-John
Janet Jackson
Celine Dion
Barbra Streisand Rihanna
Helen Reddy
Katy Perry
Total nominations 10 nominations 7 nominations 6 nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations