MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female

MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female

The MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female is one of the original general awards that has been handed out every year since the first annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 1994. In 2007 the award was renamed to Best Solo Artist rewarding the soloists of both sexes, in 2008 the award for Best Female was again eliminated from the EMAs, but it was revived again in 2009 with its original name. Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga have won this award twice.

1990s

Year Winner Nominees
1994 Mariah Carey
  • Tori Amos
  • Björk
  • Neneh Cherry
  • Marusha
1995 Björk
  • Sheryl Crow
  • PJ Harvey
  • Janet Jackson
  • Madonna
1996 Alanis Morissette
  • Björk
  • Toni Braxton
  • Neneh Cherry
  • Joan Osborne
1997 Janet Jackson
  • Björk
  • Toni Braxton
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Madonna
1998 Madonna
  • Mariah Carey
  • Celine Dion
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Janet Jackson
1999 Britney Spears
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Whitney Houston
  • Madonna

2000s

Year Winner Nominees
2000 Madonna
  • Melanie C
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Britney Spears
2001 Jennifer Lopez
  • Mariah Carey
  • Dido
  • Janet Jackson
  • Madonna
2002 Jennifer Lopez
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Pink
  • Shakira
  • Britney Spears
2003 Christina Aguilera
  • Beyoncé
  • Madonna
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Pink
2004 Britney Spears
  • Anastacia
  • Beyoncé
  • Alicia Keys
  • Avril Lavigne
2005 Shakira
  • Mariah Carey
  • Missy Elliott
  • Alicia Keys
  • Gwen Stefani
2006 Christina Aguilera
  • Beyoncé
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Madonna
  • Shakira
2007 No award given compare Best Solo Act
2008 compare Best Act of 2008
2009 Beyoncé
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Leona Lewis
  • Shakira

2010s

Year Winner Nominees
2010 Lady Gaga
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Shakira
2011 Lady Gaga
  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Katy Perry
2012 Taylor Swift
  • Katy Perry
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pink
  • Rihanna
2013 Katy Perry
2014 Ariana Grande
^[vma-w] Artist also won Best Female Video at MTV Video Music Award in the same year
^[vma-n] Music video also nominated for Best Female Video at MTV Video Music Award in the same year

Statistic

Number of European Nominations Total Number
13 95

See also