American Music Award for Achievement

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The Special Achievement Award is presented by the American Music Awards, Michael Jackson was the first recipient ever of the achievement award at the American Music Awards of 1989. In 1990, Prince became the second artist to be honored with the accolade. The award was presented to Prince by Anita Baker. On January 17, 2000, Mariah Carey was the 3rd and the first female recipient of American Music Award of Achievement. Mariah was honored for being the only artist in music history to have a # 1 single every year in one decade (the 1990s), also for having the most #1 singles than any solo female artist (14 at the time), and for surpassing The Beatles for spending the most weeks as Billboard Hot 100's #1 artist. the honor was presented by Olivia Newton-John. In November 23, 2008, actor Terrence Howard presented Mariah with the honor of the achievement award once again for her 2008 world record of having the most number one singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart than any solo artist in music history, which includes Elvis Presley. Also for spending the most weeks as the Billboard Hot 100 chart's number one artist, more weeks than any artist in music history. Mariah Carey is the only previous American Music Award of Achievement recipient to receive the award twice. In 2011, Katy Perry became the second female recipient of the American Music Award of Achievement. Due to her accomplishment as the first female artist to have five #1 singles from one album.

American Music Award Of Achievement recipients

1989: Michael Jackson

1990: Prince

2000: Mariah Carey

2008: Mariah Carey

2011: Katy Perry