List of awards and nominations received by Michael Jackson

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List of Michael Jackson awards
Michael Jackson in 1988.jpg

Jackson performs on his Bad world tour in 1988

Major awards Wins
American Music Awards
26
Billboard Awards
86
BRIT Awards
17
MOBO Awards
3
Grammy Awards
19
Guinness World Records
31
MTV Awards
75
Soul Train Awards
22
NAACP Image Awards
36
RIAA Awards
100
American Video Awards
22
World Music Awards
38
Totals
Awards won 759 + Presidential Awards

Michael Jackson (1958–2009) was an American recording artist, songwriter, and entertainer. He debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11, as a member of The Jackson 5, and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years,[1] five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). Thriller has remained the biggest selling album of all time with reported sales of between 65 to 110 million and a Recording Industry Association of America certification of 29 million units.[2][3][4][5]

Through his group, solo, and family work, he became one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll.[6] Jackson's other achievements include 31 Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—19 Grammy Awards, including special awards given by Academy like Grammy Legend and Grammy Lifetime, 26 American Music Awards, 18 World Music Awards and the estimated sale of 1 billion units worldwide.[7][8][9][10] Winning countless awards for his humanitarian endeavors, the singer has been honoured by two Presidents of the United States. He has also been named as the artist of "the Decade", "Generation", "Century", and "Millennium" and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Jackson is the most downloaded artist in the history of music and is the most awarded and nominated artist of all time.[11][12]

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AASA Awards[edit]

In 2004, Jackson was awarded the Golden Elephant Award of the African Ambassadors’ Spouses Association for his continuing humanitarian efforts.[13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Humanitarian endeavors Golden Elephant Award Won

American Cinema Awards[edit]

Jackson won the "Entertainer of the Decade" award in 1990 from the American Cinema Awards.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Himself Entertainer of the Decade Won

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Picking up three awards in 1980, Jackson has collected 26 American Music Awards, including one for "Artist of the Century".[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 Himself Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B) Won
Off the Wall Favorite Album (Soul/R&B) Won
"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" Favorite Single (Soul/R&B) Won
1981 Himself Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B) Won
Off the Wall Favorite Album (Soul/R&B) Won
1984 Himself Award of Merit Won
Himself Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock) Won
Himself Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B) Won
Thriller Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) Won
Thriller Favorite Album (Soul/R&B) Won
"Billie Jean" Favorite Single (Pop/Rock) Won
"Beat It" Favorite Video (Pop/Rock) Won
"Beat It" Favorite Video (Soul/R&B) Won
1986 Himself Award of Appreciation Won
"We Are the World" (with Lionel Richie) Song of the Year Won
1988 "Bad" Favorite Single (Soul/R&B) Won
1989 Himself Special Achievement Award Won
1993 Himself International Artist Award Won
Dangerous Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) Won
"Remember the Time" Favorite Single (Soul/R&B) Won
1996 Himself Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock) Won
2002 Himself Artist of the Century Won
2009 Himself Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Won
Himself Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Won
Number Ones Favorite Pop/Rock Album Won
Number Ones Favorite Soul/R&B Album Won

American Dance Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 American Dance Award Won

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 jan 8 Jam Best R&B Awards Nominated
1993 Remember The Time Best R&B Awards Won
1993 In The Closet Best R&B Awards Won

American Video Awards[edit]

In 1984, Jackson won two American Video awards; Best Long Form Video and Best Home Video.[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 "Thriller" Best Long Form Video Won
Best Home Video Won

Apollo Legend Award[edit]

In June 2010, Jackson was honored with the Apollo Legend Award, hosted by the Apollo Theatre of New York. Chris Tucker accepted the award on Michael Jackson's behalf.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Apollo Legend Award Won

Barbados Music Awards[edit]

The Barbados Music Awards is Barbados most prestigious musical award, the Barbados Music Award, is presented annually at a major event organized by Timeless Barbados Inc. In the Caribbean island of Barbados.

In January 2010, Jackson was Honored with the International Lifetime Achievement Award.[17]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 International Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Bambi Awards[edit]

The Bambi is an annual television and media prize awarded by the German media company Hubert Burda Media. The Bambi was created in 1948. In 2002, Jackson was honored with a Bambi Award.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Pop Artist of the Millennium Won

BET Awards[edit]

The BET Awards have honoured Jackson with two awards.[15] Jackson was also the first inductee into the BET Hall of Fame.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Bad world tour BET Award Won
1995 BET Hall of Fame Won

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Favorite Pop Male award Won

Billboard Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine, was one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). It had been held annually in December until they went dormant in 2007.

Throughout his career, Jackson has won 86 Billboard-related awards and the most awarded reciepent.[19]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1972 Top Singles Artist of the Year Won
Top Male Singles Artist of the Year Won
1983 Pop Artist of the Year Won
Black Artist of the Year Won
Pop Album Artist Won
Pop Male Album Artist Won
Pop Male Singles Artist Won
Black Album Artist Won
Black Singles Artist Won
Pop Singles Artist Won
Dance/Disco Artist Won
Thriller Pop Album of the Year Won
Thriller Black Album Won
"Beat It" Dance/Disco 12" LP Won
"Billie Jean" Won
1984 Thriller Top Album Won
1988 Top Black Artist Won
Blues & Soul - Outstanding Artist Of The Year Won
Blues & Soul - Best Live Show Of 1988 Won
Outstanding Artist of the Year Won
Best Live Show of 1988 Won
1989 Bad #1 Album (Pop/R&B) Won
1989 Michael Jackson Artist of the Decade Won
1991 Michael Jackson Artist of the Year Won
1992 1992 World Artist Award Won
Commemoration for the 10th Anniversary of Thriller Won
Hot 100 Singles Artist (Male) Won
Hot R&B Singles Artist Won
Hot Dance Music Club Play Artist Won
Hot Dance Music Maxi-Single Sales Artist Won
1995 Special Hot 100 Award Won
"Scream" Video of the Year (Pop/Rock) Won
1998 Most #1 Hits by Male Artist (13) On Billboard "Hot 100" Singles Chart Won
2002 Thriller Commemorated for the success Won
2012 Michael Jackson Billboard Spotlight Award Won

Billboard Music of the 00's Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Invincible Album of the Decade Won

Billboard Year in Music Survey[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 Top Black Artist Won
Off the Wall Top Black Album Won
1984 Thriller Number 1 Pop Album Won

Billboard Video Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Best Performance by a Male Artist Won
"Beat It" Best Overall Video Won
"Beat It" Best Choreography Won
"Beat It" Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Song Won
"Beat It" Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Image Won

Black Gold Awards[edit]

Jackson was honoured with four Black Gold Awards in 1983.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Top Male Vocalist Won
Thriller Best Album Won
"Billie Jean" Best Single of the Year Won
"Beat It" Best Video Performance Won

BMI Urban Awards[edit]

Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) is one of two major United States performing rights organization, along with ASCAP. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to members whose works have been performed.

They have awarded Jackson with five awards throughout his career.[15][21][22]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Pop Songwriter of the Year Won
1990 1st Michael Jackson Award of Achievement Won
1993 "Black or White" & "Remember the Time" Two of the Most Performed Songs of the Year Won
2003 "Butterflies" BMI Urban Award Won
2008 The Jacksons BMI Icon Award Won

Bob Fosse Awards[edit]

Michael Jackson won the Bob Fosse Award for "Best Choreography" in 1997.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 Ghosts Best Choreography in a Music Video Won

Boy Scouts of America[edit]

Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Boy Scouts of America, in 1990.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Humanitarian endeavors Good Scout Humanitarian Award Won

Bravo Magazine[edit]

Bravo is the largest teen magazine within the German-language sphere. The first issue was published in 1956, subtitled as "the magazine for film and television" („Die Zeitschrift für Film und Fernsehen“).

They have honoured Jackson with eighteen awards throughout his career.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Silver Otto Award Nominated
1988 Gold Otto Award Nominated
1989 Bronze Otto Award Nominated
1992 Gold Otto Award Nominated
1993 Gold Otto Award Nominated
1994 Gold Otto Award Nominated
1995 Gold Otto Award Won
| 1996 Gold Otto Award Nominated
Platinum Otto/Lifetime Achievement Award Nominated
Best Male Singer Won
Best Show Nominated
Nicest Singer Nominated
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Best Album Nominated
1997 Silver Otto Award Won
Best Show Nominated
1st Best Looking Singer Nominated
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Best Album Won
1998 Silver Otto Award Won

Brazilian TVZ Video Awards[edit]

Jackson has been awarded with two Brazilian TVZ Awards.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 "Scream" Best International Video of the Year Won
1997 "Blood on the Dance Floor" Best International Video of the Year Won

BRE Awards[edit]

Jackson won two BRE Awards in 1989, including a Triple Crown award.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Triple Crown Award - King of Pop, Rock & Soul Won
"Smooth Criminal" Video of the Year Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards, often simply called "The BRITs", are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of British or Britannia, but has subsequently become a "backronym" for British Record Industry Trust.

They have awarded Jackson with six awards, including the "Artist of a Generation" award.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Best International Solo Artist Won
Thriller Best International Album Won
1988 Best International Solo Artist Won
1989 Best International Artist (Male) Won
"Smooth Criminal" Best Music Video Won
1996 Artist of a Generation Award Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Best International Male Artist Won

British Phonographic Industry Awards[edit]

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is the British record industry's trade association. Its membership comprises hundreds of music companies including all four 'major' record companies (Warner Music Group, EMI, Sony BMG, and Universal Music Group), associate members such as manufacturers and distributors, and hundreds of independent music companies representing thousands of labels.

They awarded Jackson with two awards.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Off the Wall BPI Award Won
1989 "Smooth Criminal" Video of the Year Won

British TV Industry Awards[edit]

The British TV Industry awarded Jackson a "Artist of the Decade" award in 1989.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Artist of the Decade Won

Bollywood Awards[edit]

In 1999, Jackson was honoured with two Bollywood Award for his contributions to humanitarianism.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Humanitarian endeavors World Humanity Award Won
1999 Humanitarian endeavors Outstanding Humanitarian Award Won

Cable Ace Awards[edit]

Jackson has been honoured with two Cable Ace awards.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Outstanding Editing in a Musical Special Won
1994 Outstanding Musical Special Won

Canadian Black Music Awards[edit]

In 1984, Jackson collected four Canadian Black Music awards, including one for "Entertainer of the Year".[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Top Male Vocalist
Entertainer of the Year Won
Thriller Top International Album Won
"Billie Jean" Top International Single Won

Canadian Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Leave Me Alone Teddy Award Won

Capitol Children Museum[edit]

Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Capitol Children Museum, in 1990.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Humanitarian endeavors Humanitarian Award Won

Cashbox Awards[edit]

Cash Box (or Cashbox) magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November 16, 1996. It was one of several magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States of America.

They have awarded Jackson 11 awards throughout his career.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 Off the Wall Soul Album of the Year Won
1981 Soul Album of the Year Won
1983 Number One Male Artist Won
Top Black Male Artist Won
Top Male Singles Artist Won
Top Black Male Singles Artist Won
Thriller Top Pop Album Won
Thriller Top Black Album Won
"Billie Jean" Top Pop Single Won
"Billie Jean" Top Black Single Won
1989 Video Pioneer Won

CD-First Internet Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Greatest Pop Artist of the 90's Won

Celebrate the Magic Foundation[edit]

In 2002, Jackson was honoured with a humanitarian award, from the Celebrate the Magic Foundation.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Humanitarian endeavors Magic Life Award Won

Children's Choice Awards[edit]

Jackson was a given a Children's Choice Award in 1994.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Caring for Kids Award Won

Children Uniting Nations Oscar Celebration[edit]

And on March 7, 2010, Michael Jackson was honored with 2010 Angel Award by the Children Uniting Nations charity for his work to help disadvantaged youngsters around the world. By accepting the award Rebbie Jackson said "I was very pleased and happy to be a part of this -- Michael was very passionate about children and supporting their causes. Boy, he would have loved this,".[25][26] Randy Jackson displays the 'Angel Award' presented to him on behalf of his brother Michael Jackson held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Angel Award Won

CNN[edit]

Jackson has received two awards from CNN.[27]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Thriller Best Music Video Of All Time - Internet Poll #1
2010 Number One Global Music Icons #1

Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation[edit]

Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation, in 1994.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Humanitarian Award Won

Congressional Black Caucus[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1975 The Jackson Five Inducted As Honorary Members Won

Critic's Choice Awards[edit]

The Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, commonly called the "Critics' Choice Awards", are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.

Critic's Choice awarded Jackson the "Best Video" award in 1989.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 "Smooth Criminal" Best Video Won

Crystal Globe Awards[edit]

In 1984, Jackson was awarded a Crystal Globe Award for exceeding sales of over 5 million units.[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Crystal Globe Award Won

Danish Grammy Awards[edit]

Michael Jackson won two Danish Grammy Awards in 1996.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Best International Male Artist Won
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Best International Album Won

Dutch Music Factory Awards[edit]

The Dutch Music Factory Awards gave Jackson threeawards for "Best Live Show" and "Best Live Singer", in 1997.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Thriller 80 Classics of the 80's Poll - 1 Song Won
1997 Best Live Show Won
1997 Best Live Singer Won

Ebony Magazine[edit]

Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published continuously since the Autumn of 1945.

They awarded Jackson with two awards for "Black Achievement".[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 America's Best Dressed Man Award by Fashion Foundation Of America (FFA) Won
1988 American Black Achievement Award Won
1991 One of the 100 most important black people of the 20th century Won

ECHO Awards[edit]

An ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). Each year's winner is determined by the previous year's sales. The ECHO is the successor to the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis (German Record Award).

Jackson was awarded with an ECHO award for "Best International Artist of the Year" in 1993 [24] and inducted into ECHO Hall of Fame in 2010.

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 Best International Artist of the Year Won
2010 Hall of Fame Won

Entertainment Tonight[edit]

Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and Canada and in many countries around the world.

In 1989, they awarded Jackson with an award for "Most Important Entertainer of the Decade".[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Most Important Entertainer of the Decade Won

Fisk University[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Michael Jackson Doctor of Humane Letter[20] Won

Forbes Magazine[edit]

Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, Forbes magazine, is published bi-weekly. The magazine is well known for its lists, including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and its list of billionaires. Importantly, these figures are provided by Forbes liquids revenues, since in reality Michael Jacskon Inc, gender in 2009, over 1 billion dollars in 2010 also more than 1 billion dólalres, and the same in 2011 and 2012 . Michael Jackson founded in 2006, The Michael Jackson Company LLC, which is the corporation that handles all his business, and from that Jackson died in 2009, all companies belonging to Jackson, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (50%), MJJ Inc (100%), Optimum Productions (100%), Sycamore Company (50%), Michael Jackson Inc (100%), among others, went to do all owned by The Michael Jakcson Company LLC. John Branca is the CEO of TMJC LLC, with John McClain. Following on from 2009, TMJC LLC, became one of the largest companies in the industry media. NEXT TMJC acquiring companies like EMI Publishing (50% with Sony), and investing in companies such as Ubisoft Entertainment, SEE Inc, and Cirque Du Soleil.

TMJC generates approximately $ 2 billion annually.

Has its respective diviciones TMJC:

THE MICHAEL JACKSON COMPANY LLC

Optimum Production: Film & TV

Triumph International: technology Investment

ATV: publishing

-Sony/ATV

-EMI

-Mijac Publishing

MJJ Inc: Entertainment

-MJJ Production: Music Industry

-MJJ Music: Music Industry

-MJJ Records: Copyrights

Michael Jackson Inc: Marketing

Cirque Jakscon i.p. Live performances

They have twice named Jackson as the "#1 Entertainer of the Year" based on earnings.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 #1 Celebrity of the Year (USD 90.000.000) Won
1989 #1 Celebrity of the Year (USD 125.000.000) Won
2010 #1 Celebrity of the Year (USD 275.000.000) Won
2011 #1 Celebrity of the Year (USD 175.000.000) Won
2012 #1 Celebrity of the Year (USD 145.000.000) Won

French Film Awards - Le Film Fantastique[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Earth Song Best Video Won

Friday Night Videos[edit]

Friday Night Videos have awarded Jackson with two awards, including one for "Greatest Artist of the Decade".[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Greatest Artist of the Decade Won
Number One Artist Won

G&P Foundation Angel Ball[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 Angel Of Hope Award (for outstanding contribution to the fight against Cancer) Won

Genesis Awards[edit]

In 1996, Jackson was awarded with a Genesis Award for his environmental themed "Earth Song" music video.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 "Earth Song" 1995 Doris Day Music Award Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards) — or Grammys — are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Since 1980, Jackson has won a total of 13 Grammy Awards from 35 nominations throughout his career. In 1984, he won a record 8 Grammy Awards.[28] In addition he has received the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Four of his recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Year Recipient Award Result
1971 "ABC" (as The Jackson 5) Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus Nominated
1979 "Ease on Down the Road" (with Diana Ross) Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
1980 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Won
Best Disco Recording Nominated
1984 Thriller Album of the Year Won
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Won
"Beat It" Record of the Year Won
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Won
"The Girl Is Mine" (feat. Paul McCartney) Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
"Billie Jean" Song of the Year Nominated
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Won
Best Rhythm & Blue Song Won
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Best Rhythm & Blue Song Nominated
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (with Quincy Jones) Best Recording for Children Won
Thriller (with Quincy Jones) Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Won
1985 "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin'" (with Jermaine Jackson) Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Making Michael Jackson's Thriller Best Video Album Won
1986 "We Are the World" (with Lionel Richie) Song of the Year Won
1988 Bad Album of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
"Bad" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
1989 "Man In The Mirror" Record of the Year Nominated
1990 "Leave Me Alone" Best Music Video, Short Form Won
"Moonwalker" Best Music Video, Long Form Nominated
1993 "Black or White" Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
"Jam" Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
Best Rhythm & Blue Song Nominated
1996 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Album of the Year Nominated
"You Are Not Alone" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"Scream" (with Janet Jackson) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
Best Music Video, Short Form Won
1997 "Earth Song" Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated
2002 "You Rock My World" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2011 "This Is It" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

Grammy Legend Award[edit]

In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Legend Award which was presented by his sister Janet Jackson.

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 "Michael Jackson" Grammy Legend Award Won

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

In 2010, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. It was accepted by his children, Prince and Paris and their cousins, 3T. Prior to the presentation of the award, a special tribute performance took place.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 "Michael Jackson" Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Grammy Hall of Fame[edit]

Two of Jackson's albums were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.[29] The Jackson 5 song, "I Want You Back", was inducted in 1999.[29]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 "I'll Be There" (with The Jackson 5) Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted
1999 "I Want You Back" (with The Jackson 5) Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted
2008 Thriller Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted
2008 Off the Wall Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted

Guild Hall Party[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Bad World Tour Sword of Commemoration Inducted

Guinness Book of World Records[edit]

The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

Jackson has been awarded thirty-one times by the Guinness Book of World Records.[28][30][31][32]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Thriller The Best Selling Album of All Time Won
1986 Commercials deal with Pepsi Highest-Paid Commercial Spokesperson Won
1988 Bad World Tour Most Successful Concert Series Won
Bad World Tour Most Sold Out Shows At Wembley Stadium Won
Bad World Tour Highest Grossing Tour by a male solo artist Won
Bad World Tour Largest Attendance of Audience [33] Won
1993 Sony Music Contract Largest Entertainment Contract Ever ($890 million) Won
1993 Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow Award Won
1993 Lifetime Achievement Award Won
1996 Scream The Most Expensive Short Film[34] Won
2000 Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star[35][36][37] Won
2002 Ghosts Longest Music Video Won
The Making of Thriller Best Selling Music Video Won
The Jackson family Most Successful Pop Family Won
2006 Most Successful Entertainer of All Time Won
Youngest Vocalist to Top the US Singles Chart (aged 11, fronting The Jackson Five) Won
Highest Paid Entertainer of all Time ($125 million in 1989 Forbes list) Won
First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 million Dollars in a Year Won
First Entertainer to Have Officially Ratified Sales of More Than 100 million Albums Outside the USA Won
Most Valuable Sculpture By A Living Artist: ‘Michael Jackson and Bubbles’, a porcelain sculpture created by the artist Jeff Koons in 1988 sold for $5,616,750 at Sotheby’s in New York on May 15, 2001. The piece measures 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm (42 x 70.5 x 32.5 in). (Listed in Guinness Book of World Records 2006) Won
Most Valuable Oscar: David O Selznick’s 1940 Best Film Oscar for ‘Gone With The Wind’ (USA, 1939) was bought by Michael Jackson, for $1,542,000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby’s, New York (Listed in Guinness Book of World Records 2006) Won
Most Grammy Awards Won in a Single Year by a Person; At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 Michael Jackson Won Eight Grammy Awards (Listed in Guinness Book of World Records 2006) Won
Most Weeks at the Top of the US Album Charts (non-soundtrack; 37 weeks for 'Thriller') Won
Thriller Most Successful Music Video ('Thriller' sold over 9 million units) Won
"You Are Not Alone" First Vocalist to Enter the US Single Chart at Number One Won
2009 Most Hit singles in the UK charts in a year Won
2009 Longest span of No.1 hits by an R&B artist Won
2010 Michael Album Poster, Middlesex, England Worlds Largest Poster Won
Highest-earning deceased artist [38] Won
Most Searched For – Male [39] Won
2011 Thriller Jacket Most expensive jacket sold at auction [40] Won
Longest span of US top 40 singles [41] Won
2012 Michael Jackson's Glove Most expensive glove sold at auction Won

Guitar World Magazine[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
Beat It Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time[42] 67

Harry Chapin Memorial[edit]

In 1995, Jackson won a humanitarian award from the Harry Chapin Memorial.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Humanitarian Award Won

Hit Parade Hall of Fame[edit]

Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame with The Jackson 5

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Hit Parade Hall of Fame Inducted

Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit]

Jackson's star on the Hollywood walk of fame, set in 1984

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, USA, that serves as an entertainment hall of fame. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Michael Jackson was the first celebrity to have two stars in the same category, one as a member of The Jacksons and another as a solo artist in 1984.[43] Jackson's star is located between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive along with the stars of Mickey Mouse, Barbra Streisand, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Halle Berry, Elton John and Anthony Hopkins.[43]

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 The Jacksons Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Won
1984 Michael Jackson Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Won

International Awards[edit]

As an international artist, Jackson has won eighteen awards from 10 different countries, including a National Honour of Merit from Gabon, Africa.[15]

Australia[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Thriller Album of the Year Won
"Billie Jean" Single of the Year Won

Brazil[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 International Artist of the Year Won

Gabon[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 National Honour of Merit Won

Greece[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Thriller Record of the Year Won

Italy[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Artist of the Year Won

Japan[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Best Male Vocalist Won
1983 Artist of the Year Won
1983 Thriller Album of The Year Won
1990 Role Model Award Won

The Netherlands[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Thriller Album of the Year Won

Spain[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Thriller Most Important Foreign Album Won

South Africa[edit]

Presented to Michael in South Africa by Namibian Premier Hage Geingob.

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Sweden[edit]

Aftanbladet Readers' Poll Vest Vocal Artist of 1987

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Best Vocal Artist Won

The United Kingdom[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Artist of the Year Won
Thriller Album of the Year Won

International Monitor Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Black Or White Music Video With The Best Special effects Won

Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 # 1 Male Star Won

Hong Kong Hit Radio Awards[edit]

In 1996, Jackson won two Hong Kong Hit Radio awards.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Best International Male Artist Won
"You Are Not Alone" Best Song of the Year Won

Irish Music Awards[edit]

Jackson was awarded with an Irish Music Award in 1996.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Best International Male Artist Won

Kora All-African Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Live! Magazine[edit]

In 1997, Jackson was awarded two awards from Live! Magazine.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 Legend of Live Entertainment Won
Most Memorable Male Performer Won

Mix Magazine[edit]

Mix Magazine, a Danish magazine, awarded Jackson with three awards in 1998, including one for "Best Singer".[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 Best Foreign Male Singer Won
Best Singer Won
HIStory World Tour at Parken Stadium Best Event Won

MTV Awards[edit]

Michael Jackson is often credited for putting MTV, initially a struggling cable channel, on the map "with pioneering videos such as "Thriller", "Billie Jean", and "Beat It".[44] In response to Jackson's influence, MTV shifted its musical focus as time went on, going from rock videos to more pop and R&B showings.[45] Throughout his career, Jackson has been awarded with 85 MTV related awards:

MTV European Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Originally beginning as an alternative to the American MTV Video Music Awards. Unlike the VMAs, most of the awards are voted for by the viewers.

Jackson won two EMA's in 1995.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Best Male Artist of the Year Won
Best Male Performer [46] Won

MTV Japan Awards[edit]

In his first appearance since being acquitted of child molestation charges, Jackson accepted MTV Japan's Legend Award.[47]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 Legend Award Won

MTV Movie Awards[edit]

The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by a special panel at Tenth Planet Productions and winners are decided by the general public.

Jackson's "Will You Be There" was awarded with a MTV Movie award in 1994.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 "Will You Be There" Best Song in a Movie Won

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. In its debut show, the MTV Video Music Awards awarded Michael Jackson's Thriller three awards.[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 "Thriller" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Male Video Nominated
Best Concept Video Nominated
Best Overall Performance in a Video Won
Best Choreography in a Video Won
Viewer's Choice Won
1985 "We Are The World"
Best Group Video Won
Viewer's Choice Won
1988 "Bad" Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
"The Way You Make Me Feel" Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
1989 "Leave Me Alone" Video of the Year Nominated
Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Special Effects in a Video[48] Won
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
"Smooth Criminal" Best Dance Video Nominated
Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
1992 "Black or White (short version)" Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
"In the Closet" Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
1993 "Jam" Best Choreography in a Video Nominated
1995 "Scream" Video of the Year Nominated
Best R&B Video Nominated
Best Dance Video Won
Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Choreography in a Video Won
Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Won
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2014 Love Never Felt So Good Best Choreography in a Video Nominated

MTV Video Vanguard Awards[edit]

Jackson has received the MTV Video Vanguard Award twice. In 1991, it was renamed to the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award".[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Video Vanguard Award Won
1989 Thriller The Greatest Video in the History of the World Won
1990 Artist of Decade Won

Critics & Readers Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Thriller MTV's Greatest Albums Ever[49] Won
1999 Thriller MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made [48] #1
1999 Beat It MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made [48] #12
1999 Billie Jean MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made [48] #35
Billie Jean 100 Greatest Pop Songs #5
Beat It 100 Greatest Pop Songs #22
Rock With You 100 Greatest Pop Songs #82

MOBO Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Music Connection[edit]

Music Connection named Jackson "Man of the Decade" in 1990.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Man of the Decade Won

Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame[edit]

Jackson was inducted into the Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame in 1991 and twice in 1992.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Thriller Hall of Fame Inducted
1992 Billie Jean Hall of Fame Inducted
1992 Beat It Hall of Fame Inducted

Muz-TV Awards[edit]

The Muz-TV Awards is an award presented annually to Russian pop musicians since 2003. LaToya Jackson received a tribute award for her brother Michael Jackson on June 11, 2010.

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Award for contributions to the international pop-culture Won

NAACP Image Awards[edit]

The NAACP Image Awards is an award presented annually by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. The 35 categories of Image Awards are voted on by members of the NAACP. Collecting his first NAACP award in 1970, Jackson has won a total of sixteen throughout his career.[19]

NARM Gift of Music Awards[edit]

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is a United States not-for-profit trade association that serves music retailing businesses in lobbying and trade promotion. In 1984, they awarded Jackson with three awards.[16] In 1995, Jackson received The Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award.

Year Recipient Award Result
1970 The Jackson 5 Best Singing Group of the Year Won
1971 Won
1972 Won
1980 The Jacksons Won
1981 Won
1984 H. Claude Hodson Medal of Freedom Won
1988 Best Male Artist Won
Bad Best Album Won
Humanitarian endeavors Leonard Carter Humanitarian Award Won
1993 25th Anniversary Entertainer of the Year Award Won
"Black or White" Outstanding Music Video Won
2002 "You Rock My World" Outstanding Music Video Won
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special Outstanding Variety Series/Special Won
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special Won
1980 Michael Jackson in The Wiz Best Film Actor Won
1983 Michael Jackson Entertainer of The Decade Won
Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Thriller Best Selling Album Won
"Billie Jean" Best Selling Single Won
The Making of Thriller Best Home Video Won
1993 Dangerous Best Selling Urban music Recording Male Won
1995 Michael Jackson The Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award Won

National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters[edit]

Jackson was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award, from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, in 1992.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

National Urban Coalition Awards[edit]

Jackson won an award from the National Urban Coalition, for his humanitarian endeavors, in 1989.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Humanitarian endeavors Humanitarian Award Won

NME Magazine[edit]

In 2011, Jackson tops NME's poll of the Greatest Singers Of All Time.[50]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Greatest Singers Of All Time #1
2011 Billie Jean 100 Greatest Music Videos #100
Beat It 50 Greatest Guitar Solos #17
Billie Jean 100 Best Songs of The 80's #18
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough 100 Best Songs of The 70's #9
I Want You Back 100 Best Songs of The 60's #18
Michael Jackson & Slash 1995 MTV Video Music Awards 25 Stunning Live Collaborations Won
Michael Jackson 20 best pop acts of all time #3
Bad 50 fastest selling albums ever #11
Bad World Tour 1988 At Wembley Stadium Legendary Gigs Won

NRJ Awards[edit]

The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1 takes place every year in mid-January at Cannes (PACA, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de l'édition musicale). They give out awards to popular musicians by different categories.

Jackson has been awarded with two NRJ awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.[16][51]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Best International Male Singer Won
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Oneness Awards[edit]

In 2003, Jackson was honoured with a Oneness Award for his contributions to racial harmony.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Contributions to racial harmony Power of Oneness Award Won

Operation One to One Awards[edit]

Jackson was honoured with an Operation One to One award in 1992.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Operation One to One Award Won

Organisation of African Unity[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1974 The Jackson Five For strengthening Afro-Americans Won

Orpheus Award[edit]

This award is the Austrian version of the Grammy Award.

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Orpheus Award Won

People's Choice Awards[edit]

The People's Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is claimed to be based on the opinions of the general public.

In 1984, Michael Jackson was named "Entertainer of the Year" and his music video, Thriller, collected the award for "Favorite Video of the Year".[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Best All Round Entertainer of the Year Won
Thriller Favorite Video of the Year Won
1986 "We Are The World" Favorite New Song Won
1989 "Smooth Criminal" Favorite Music Video Won

Pocono Film Festival[edit]

Jackson won the Humanitarian Award from the Pocono Film Festival in 2009 after his death. It was received by his father Joseph Jackson.

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Michael Jackson Humanitarian Award Won

Popcorn Magazine[edit]

Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with three awards, including one for "Artist of the Decade".[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Artist of the Decade Won
Best Male Vocalist of the Year Won
1997 Favorite Male Vocalist Won

Pop Rocky Magazine[edit]

Pop Rocky Magazine has given Jackson two awards.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Favorite Singer of The Year Won
1995 Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year Won

Presidential Awards[edit]

Jackson at the White House with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan, 1984

In 1984, Jackson was approached to donate "Beat It" as backing music for a commercial on drunk driving.[52] Jackson agreed and it was arranged for the singer to be awarded with an honor from the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.[52] Prior to collecting the award, President Reagan sent Jackson a telegram, which read:[16]

The presentation took place on May 14, 1984, at the White House.[52] Upon reaching the podium, Reagan remarked, "I hope you'll forgive me, but we have quite a few young folks in the White House who all wanted me to give you the same message. They said to tell Michael, "Please give some TLC to the PYTs."[53] A reference to Jackson's Grammy Award-nominated song, "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)". Reagan also stated that Jackson "is proof of what a person can accomplish through a lifestyle free of alcohol or drug abuse. People young and old respect that. And if Americans follow his example, then we can face up to the problem of drinking and driving, and we can, in Michael's words, beat it."[52][53]

In April 1990, Jackson returned to the White House to be recognized as "Artist of the Decade" by President George H. W. Bush.[54] Two years later, on May 1, 1992, President Bush presented Jackson with an award acknowledging him as "a point of light ambassador".[54][55] Jackson received the award in recognition for his efforts in inviting disadvantaged children to his Neverland Ranch.[55] Jackson was the only entertainer to receive the award.[55]

Year Recipient Award Result
1984 Humanitarian endeavors Presidential Humanitarian Award Won
1990 Artist of the Decade Won
1992 Point of Light Ambassador Won

Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards[edit]

Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards has given Jackson two awards.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
1992 Best Pop Male Vocalist Won
1992 Black Or White Video Of The Year Won

Puls Music TV[edit]

Puls Music TV awarded Jackson with two awards in 1998, including one for "Best Foreign Male Singer".[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 Best Foreign Male Singer Won
Best Show of the Year - 1997 Won

Radio Music Awards[edit]

In 2003, Jackson was honoured with a Radio Music Award for his humanitarian endeavors.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Humanitarian endeavors Humanitarian Award Won

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry.

Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of The Jackson 5 and as a solo artist.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 The Jackson 5 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducted
2001 Michael Jackson Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducted

RTL Television Award (Germany)[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 Michael Jackson Ehren Loewen Won

Rolling Stone Awards[edit]

Rolling Stone is a United States-based magazine devoted to music, politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason.

They have awarded Jackson with nine awards throughout his career.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Thriller Video of the Decade Won

Critic's Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Artist of the Year Won
Soul Artist of the Year Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
"Beat It" Video of the Year Won
2005 Bad 500 Greatest Albums of All Time #203
2005 Off the Wall 500 Greatest Albums of All Time #68
2005 Thriller 500 Greatest Albums of All Time #20
2004 Billie Jean 500 Greatest Songs of All Time #58
2004 Beat It 500 Greatest Songs of All Time #337
2003 Beat It 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time #81
2006 Michael Jackson 100 Greatest Artists of All Time #35
2008 Michael Jackson 100 Greatest Singers of All Time #25
Billie Jean 100 Top Music Videos #27
Leave Me Alone 100 Top Music Videos #8
Beat It 100 Top Music Videos #12
Black or White 100 Top Music Videos #52
Thriller 100 Top Music Videos #16
Billie Jean 100 Greatest Pop Songs #5
Beat It 100 Greatest Pop Songs #22
Rock With You 100 Greatest Pop Songs #82

Reader's Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Artist of the Year Won
Soul Artist of the Year Won
Thriller (with Quincy Jones) Producer of the Year Won
"Beat It" Video of the Year Won

'Sixteen' and 'Spec' Magazines' Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1970 The Jackson Five Best Group of the Year Won
1970 I'll Be There Best Single Of The Year Won
1972 Michael Jackson Best Singer Won
1972 Rockin' Robin Best Single Of The Year Won

Smash Hits Awards[edit]

Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers, and originally published in the United Kingdom by EMAP. It ran from 1978 to 2006 and was issued fortnightly for most of that time. The name survives as a brand for a related spin-off digital television channel, digital radio station, and website which have survived the demise of the printed magazine.

Michael Jackson has won six Smash Hits related awards.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Best Male Vocalist Won
1988 Best Male Vocalist Won
1992 Best Male Vocalist Won
1994 Best Male Vocalist Won

Smash Hits Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 Best Male Artist Won
1995 Best Male Artist Won

Sony Entertainment[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Top Selling Artist Of The Decade Won

Sony (Music) Turkey[edit]

In 2002, Jackson was awarded by Sony (Music) Turkey with "Best Selling Foreign Artist Ever" award for sales of over 1,7 million units alone in Turkey.

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Michael Jackson Best Selling Foreign Artist Ever won

Soul Train Awards[edit]

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national television syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. It is produced by the makers of Soul Train, the program from which it takes its name, and features musical performances by various R&B and hip hop music recording artists interspersed throughout the ceremonies.

The Soul Train Awards have honoured Jackson with twelve awards and inducted him into their Hall of Fame.[15] In 1997, the video award was renamed to the "Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video".[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Michael Jackson Best Male Single of the Year Won
Bad R&B Album of the Year Won
1989 Michael Jackson 1st Annual Sammy Davis Jr./Heritage Award Won
Michael Jackson Heritage Award for Career Achievement Won
Man in the Mirror Best R&B/Urban Contemporary (Male) Won
Man in the Mirror Best R&B/Urban Contemporary (Music Video) Won
1990 Michael Jackson Silver Award for 1980's Artist of the Decade Won
1993 Humanitarian endeavors Humanitarian of the Year Award Won
Dangerous Best R&B Album Won
"Remember the Time" Best Single (Male) Won
2009 Michael Jackson Entertainer of the Year Won

Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Michael Jackson Hall of Fame Won

The Sun[edit]

The Sun is a well known UK newspaper.

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 "Michael Jackson" Best Male Singer Won
1988 "Thriller" Best Video Won
1988 "Thriller" Best Album Won

United Negro College Fund[edit]

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is an American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities. The UNCF was incorporated on April 25, 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and others.[20]

In 1988, they awarded Jackson with the Frederick Patterson Award.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 "Michael Jackson" Frederick Patterson Award Won
1988 "Michael Jackson" Doctor of Humane Letters Won

United States Congress[edit]

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. They awarded The Jackson 5 with a "Special Commendation" for positive role models in 1972.[56]

Year Recipient Award Result
1972 Special Commendation for Positive Role Models Won

United States National Recording Registry[edit]

In 2009, Jackson's Thriller album was inducted into the U.S. National Recording Registry. Each year, organizers select twenty-five recorded works to preserve in the Library of Congress archives based on historical, cultural or aesthetic significance. A recording is only eligible beginning 10 years after its creation.[57]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Thriller Historical, Cultural or Aesthetic Significance Inducted

Vanity Fair[edit]

Vanity Fair is an American magazine of culture, fashion, and politics published by Condé Nast Publications.

They have honoured Jackson with two awards.[18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Artist of the Decade Won
1990 Most Popular Artist in the History of Show Business Won

Video Software Dealer Association Awards[edit]

The Video Software Dealer's Association awarded Jackson with an award for Moonwalker in 1989.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Moonwalker Favorite Music Video Won

VH1 Awards[edit]

In 1995, VH1 created a new award especially for the King of Pop and will be given to future artists who follow in the footsteps of Michael Jackson in helping the world.[58][59][60][61][62]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Michael Jackson International Humanitarian Award Won
2001 Thriller 100 Greatest Artists Albums #23
2001 Off the Wall 100 Greatest Albums #36
2002/2003 Michael Jackson 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Artists of All Time #40
2011 Michael Jackson 100 Greatest Artists of All Time #2
2001 Thriller 100 Greatest Artists Albums #23
2001 Off the Wall 100 Greatest Albums #36
2009 Michael Jackson Dangles Baby 100 Most Shocking Music Moments #59
2009 Michael Jackson 2005 trial 100 Most Shocking Music Moments #30
2009 Death of Michael Jackson 100 Most Shocking Music Moments #1
2006 Billie Jean 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's #4
2006 Beat It 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's #21
2005 Jackson Five 100 Greatest Kid Stars #11
2003 Michael Jackson 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons #10
2003 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough 100 Greatest Dance Songs #16
2003 Billie Jean 100 Greatest Dance Songs #28
2003 ABC 100 Greatest Dance Songs #95
2003 Jackson Five 50 Greatest Teen Idols #7
2003 Billie Jean 100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years #2
2003 Beat It 100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years #40
2003 Thriller Premiers On TV 100 Greatest Moments That Rocked TV #9
2003 Michael Jackson debuts The Moonwalk on Motown 25 100 Greatest Moments That Rocked TV #2
2003 Michael Jackson lends his voice to the The Simpsons 100 Greatest Moments That Rocked TV #9
1998 Michael Jackson 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Artists of All Time #40
1998 Jackson Five 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Artists of All Time #44
2001 Thriller 100 Greatest Music Videos #1
2001 Scream 100 Greatest Music Videos #9
2001 Beat It 100 Greatest Music Videos #21
2001 Billie Jean 100 Greatest Music Videos #34
2001 Black Or White 100 Greatest Music Videos #38
2009 Bad 100 Greatest Albums of All Time of the MTV Generation #43
1998 Michael Jackson's Pepsi Commercial 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #63
1998 Black Or White 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #47
1998 Michael Jackson Primetime Interview With Diane Sawyer 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #40
1998 Jackson Five Debut with Diana Ross 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #24
1998 Thriller Worldwide Preimer On MTV 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #11
1998 Michael Jackson Performs The Moonwalk In 1983 100 Greatest Rock n' Roll Moments On TV #5

The Village Voice Jazz & Pop critics’ poll[edit]

The Village Voice Jazz & Pop critics voted Michael Jackson's Billie Jean the single of the year in 1983.[63]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Billie Jean Single of The Year Won

World Awards[edit]

Michael Jackson was presented with a World Award in 2002.[18] In 2009, He posthumously received a Save The World Award for his many humanitarian contributions.[64]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 World Arts Award 2002 Won
2009 Save The World Award Won

World Music Awards[edit]

The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The awards show is conducted under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Monte-Carlo.

Jackson has won eighteen World Music awards,[15] including a Chopard Diamond award in 2006.[65]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Lifetime Achievement in Video Won
1989 Hall Of Fame Won
1989 Dirty Diana Viewers Choice #1 Video Won
1993 Best Selling U.S. Artist of the Year Won
World's Best Selling Pop Artist Won
World's Best Selling Artist of the Era Won
1996 Best Selling Male Artist of 1996 Won
Best Selling American Artist Won
Best Selling Artist Ever Won
Best Selling R&B Artist Won
Thriller Best Selling Record of All Time Won
2000 Best Selling Male Artist of the Millennium Won
2001 World's Best Selling Dance Artist Won
2003 World's Best Selling Pop Male Artist Won
2006 Diamond Award Won
Legend Award Won
2008 World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominated

Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Michael Jackson World Music Award Hall of Fame Inducted

Viewer's Choice[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 "Smooth Criminal" Video Won

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever: Billie Jean Performance Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1990 "You Where There" Performed By Michael Jackson At Sammy Davis Jr's 60th Birthday Celebration Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated

Other Honors[edit]

In late 1970, The Jackson 5 begin their first national tour in Boston, Massachusetts; they play in 16 cities, finishing with a special "homecoming" performance in their hometown, Gary, Indiana - consisting in 2 sold-out concerts at Westside Highschool. Each member of The Jackson 5 is presented with a Key to the City of Gary by Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher.

In 1984 Jackson was voted 'Hero Of Young America' by a Poll of 4,000 teenagers in December that year and was published in The World Almanac And Book Of Facts.

In 1984 With Star No. 1,793 in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre for The Jackson Five, Michael becomes the first celebrity to have two different stars dedicated to him, having received one as a member of The Jacksons in the 1970s and 1980s on November 20.

The 1984 Summer Olympics saw the Jackson family be honoured with the Medal of Friendship Award which was collected by Michael and his brothers.

In 1984, the NAACP announces that Michael Jackson and his brothers have been named honorary co-chairmen of the civil rights organization's National Voter Registration Drive. Registration booths will be set up outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, venue of the Tour's opening concert. (July 4)

Michael Jackson is made an honorary member of the New Westminister Police Department in 1984 while in British Columbia, Canada. Appointed PC 49, he swears as a police constable to 'serve the Queen and cause the peace to be kept and preserved'. (Nov. 18th) [66] In mid September 1987, on a halt from performing in Osaka, Japan as part of the Bad World Tour, Jackson meets with then Mayor, Yasushi Oshima to be handed over the Key to the City. The singer also brings along his pet chimpanzee who accompanied him throughout the whole tour, Bubbles, the first animal allowed inside the Osaka Town Hall. "Key To The City" is an award descended from "Freedom of the City", made in several countries, but more prevalent in the United States. The Key is presented to esteemed visitors, residents or others the city wishes to honor and it symbolizes the freedom of the recipient to enter and leave the city at will as a trusted friend of city's residents.

Upon performing three sold-out concerts at the Metropolitan Chicago’s Rosemont Horizon in April 1988, Michael Jackson receives the Key to the City from Mayor Eugene Sawyer, who cites the entertainer for his onstage performance and humanitarian philanthropy. Michael shares his honor backstage with internationally renowned singer/dancer/actress Lola Falana, her waging also a courageous battle against multiple sclerosis.

On June 20, 1988, Michael Jackson arrives in Paris, France with young friend, Jimmy Safechuck, P.R.-ist Bob Jones and bodyguard Wayne Nagin. The city’s mayor at the time, Jacques Chirac, presents Jackson with ‘La Grande Medaille de la Ville’de Paris, equivalent to the Keys to the City.

On July 22, 1988, Disney characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, present an elated star with a pair of specially engraved ice skates backstage before his concert in Wembley, England.

In 1988, his autobiography, "Moonwalk", makes The New York Time's publication Best Seller List as the number 1 Best Seller of the year.

In 1989, Michael Jackson's former elementary school, the Gardner Street Elementary in Los Angeles, CA, designated its school auditorium the "Michael Jackson Auditorium". Mr. Jackson appeared at the ceremony, in which the school children sang his hit song, "We Are the World".[67] In 2003, after accusations of child molestation, the school chose to cover Jackson's name with plywood. The school board stated that the request had come from some parents who "felt more comfortable with it covered".[67] Jackson's spokesperson stated that he wondered "what those parents will say when Mr. Jackson is exonerated".[67] At the end of the trial Jackson was acquitted of all charges.[68] Recently, following petitions and letters to City Council and the Gardner Street Elementary School superintendent and principal, the "Michael Jackson Auditorium" sign has been uncovered. Jackson was named Most Famous Alumnus of Gardner Street Elementary School, in Hollywood, California and the school auditorium was renamed for him in 1989.[69][70]

In a high-profile visit to Africa, in 1992 Jackson visited several countries, among them Gabon and Egypt. In his trip to Côte d'Ivoire, Jackson was crowned "King Sani" by a tribal chief. He then signed official documents formalizing his chieftaincy, sat on a golden throne and presided over ceremonial dances. He held the title up until his death. Jesse Jackson was created the High Prince of the Agni people of Côte d'Ivoire following Michael Jackson's passing away.[71]

On the 23rd of February 1995 Michael gave a special preview of some of the songs off his forthcoming album HIStory to the National Association of Recording Merchandisers. The NARM presented him with the Harold Chapin Humanitarian Award at the preview.

In 2002 Michael Jackson was presented with the 30th Anniversary Award by its designer, Nijel, who also designed the Top Selling Artist Of The Decade Award in 1990. The award was given by the fans, celebrating him being on stage for 30 years. Fans all over the world donated money to contribute for the award to being created.[72]

In 2003 Las Vegas key to the city by mayor Mayor of Vegas made the date October 25, 2003 "Michael Jackson Day

In 2007, Jackson visited the United States Army base south of Tokyo and was commemorated with a letter of appreciation from the Colonel

In 2012, VEVOCERTIFIED confirmed that VEVO Michael Jackson channel had one of the videos with over 100 million views which was the greatest video of all time Thriller.

On Australia Day 2012, Jackson was honored by being immortalized at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater by his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson. Among many other celebrities there to pay tribute to him were Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, Smokey Robinson, Justin Bieber with performances made by the Glee cast and Cirque Du Soliel and many other.[73][74]

Michael Jackson Award Belt - Versace black leather belt with gold hardware belt buckles adorned with colorful gemstones in the amount of 4 million with fluer de lis ornament pattern. belt inscribed "Presented to Michael Jackson from Sony Music UK 1992" and is contained in custom wood and container plaxiglass.

Precious metal gold microphone on a burl walnut plaque reading "Presented to Michael Jackson by The Prince's Trust in recognition of outstanding support it".

Shadow box display in the style of Jackson's album Dangerous in 1991. Award plaque reads in full "triple platinum record awarded to Michael Jackson for sale in Switzerland more than 150,000 units of Sony Music Entertainment AG Dangerous."

In 1997, Jackson was awarded a Diamond Award and was named one of the princes of Africa in a prestigious ceremony with various high profile political leaders of Africa.

In 1989 Rock Over Europe Awards awarded Jackson with the Children of the world music video award.

1989 - CEBA (Creative Excellence in Business Advertising) awards the plaque reading "Motown On Showtime" presented to "Michael Jackson The Legend Continues" Michael Jackson, Co-Executive Producer, 1989.

Small metal banded glass balls topped with a crown design metal reading "Germany Music Servat Mundum 1992" commemorating "MJ King of Music".

Silver goblets mounted to a marble base with a plaque reading in full "Michael Jackson Superstar of The Century -. Magazine "

Lucite award reads "Rock" with the text printed on the base reads in full "The Children of the world video awards 1989 Rock IM & MC Over Europe."

Golden Penguin award Rennbahn Express, Austria presented to Michael Jackson for "Video Of The 80, Thriller."

Player awards metal sculpture in the style of Rodin's The Thinker. A metal plaque on the front reads in full "World of Art Award 2002 World Michael Jackson presented by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ".

Couple BPI sales award presented to Michael Jackson to recognize sales in the UK of more than 250,000 copies Epic Single Playing Record "Blame It On The Boogie" 1978, and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)", 1979

In 1992 National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) honors Michael at the organization’s eighth annual Communications Awards Dinner, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington D.C. Rev. Jesse Jackson and NABOB Chairman Pierre Sutton presented him with the Lifetime Achievement award which honors Michael’s ‘contributions to pop music, culture, fashion and philanthropy’.

Piece curve patinaed black metal to make it look like a piece of paper resting on a cushion of black velvet and faux pearls lined presentation. The award reads in full "Michael Jackson / The Power of Music / is the strength of Soul./VH1 Honors / The Musicians Who Goes / Share Beyond / Soul and Share Time / Energy and Resources / For Help Others/Vh1 Honors / June 22, 1995 " [75]

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