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The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s  

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Gaga. Rihanna. Bruno. You only need one name to recognize the biggest pop stars of the 2010s. These are just a few of the nominees – and winners – of the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. These are the records that might have soundtracked your high school dance, dramatic breakup, or cross-country road trip. But whatever your personal connection to this music, it's undeniable that these are among 2010s' best pop vocal albums.

Which LP should top this list of the best pop vocal albums of the 2010s? Plenty of pop stars vied for the spotlight after 2010, but Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster was one of the most buzzed-about releases of this time. The unconventional pop starlet took home the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2011. Teenage Dream singer Katy Perry was also very popular with Grammy voters throughout the decade.

It isn't often that a musician switches genres, but Taylor Swift did just that – and successfully, too. Swift went from country to pop with her Grammy-winning album, 1989. Other fan-favorite recordings featured on this list of Grammy-nominated 2010s albums include Ed Sheeran's X and Paradise by Lana Del Rey.

Which album will you be singing along to in the car? Vote your favorites up to the top of the list.
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21 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Adele
Won in 2012.
2
1989 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Taylor Swift
Won in 2016.
3
Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Lady Gaga
Nominated in 2012.
4
Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Katy Perry
Nominated in 2011.
5
Loud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Rihanna
Nominated in 2012.
6
Stronger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Kelly Clarkson
Won in 2013.
7
Paradise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Paradise Lana Del Rey
Nominated in 2014.
8
The Truth About Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
P!nk
Nominated in 2013.
9
My Everything is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Ariana Grande
Nominated in 2015.
10
Bangerz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Miley Cyrus
Nominated in 2015.
11
Pure Heroine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Lorde
Nominated in 2014.
12
Piece By Piece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Piece By Piece Kelly Clarkson
Nominated in 2016.
13
Some Nights is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Fun
Nominated in 2013.
14
In the Lonely Hour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Sam Smith
Won in 2015.
15
The 20/20 Experience is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Justin Timberlake
Nominated in 2014.
16
X is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
X Ed Sheeran
Nominated in 2015.
17
Funhouse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
P!nk
Nominated in 2010.
18
Prism is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Katy Perry
Nominated in 2015.
19
Doo-Wops & Hooligans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Bruno Mars
Nominated in 2012.
20
Unorthodox Jukebox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Bruno Mars
Won in 2014.
21
Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Coldplay
Nominated in 2015.
22
All I Ever Wanted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Kelly Clarkson
Nominated in 2010.
23
How Big, How Blue, How Beautif... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence + the Machine
Nominated in 2016.
24
The E•N•D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
The Black Eyed Peas
Won in 2010.
25
I Dreamed a Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 2010s
Susan Boyle
Nominated in 2011.