Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist
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2019 Winner Ariana Grande
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent International Female Solo Artist
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1989
Last awarded2019
Currently held byAriana Grande (2019)
Most awardsBjörk (4)
Most nominationsBjörk (9)

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

Björk is the artist with the most wins and nominations in the category, with four awards won out of nine nominations. Artists from the United States have won the accolade eleven times, more than any other country.

Winners and nominees

Tracy Chapman was the first recipient of the award in 1989.
Björk holds both records for most wins and nominations in the category.
Two-time winner and eight-time nominee Kylie Minogue
Two-time winner and five-time nominee Madonna.
Rihanna the only artist to win the award consecutively - in 2011 and 2012.
Two-time winner and six-time nominee Beyoncé
Two-time winner Lorde (2014[7], 2018[8])
Year Recipient Nominees
1989 Tracy Chapman
1990 Not Awarded
1991 Sinéad O'Connor
1992 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[9]
2014 Lorde[10]
2015 Taylor Swift[11]
2016 Björk[12]
2017 Beyoncé
2018 Lorde
2019 Ariana Grande