List of awards and nominations received by Michael Jackson
Jackson performs on his Bad world tour in 1988
American entertainer Michael Jackson (1958–2009) debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 5, 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, 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 as high of 65 million and a Recording Industry Association of America certification of 32 million units.
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. Jackson's other achievements include 39 Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, along with special awards the Grammy Legend and Grammy Lifetime, 26 American Music Awards, 16 World Music Awards and the estimated sale of 1 billion units worldwide. 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 has also won hundreds of other awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.
- 1 AASA Awards
- 2 American Cinema Awards
- 3 American Music Awards
- 4 American Dance Award
- 5 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- 6 American Video Awards
- 7 Apollo Legend Award
- 8 Barbados Music Awards
- 9 Bambi Awards
- 10 BET Awards
- 11 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
- 12 Billboard
- 13 Black Gold Awards
- 14 BMI Urban Awards
- 15 Bob Fosse Awards
- 16 Boy Scouts of America
- 17 Bravo Magazine
- 18 Brazilian TVZ Video Awards
- 19 BRE Awards
- 20 BRIT Awards
- 21 British Academy of Film and Television Arts
- 22 British Phonographic Industry Awards
- 23 British TV Industry Awards
- 24 Bollywood Awards
- 25 Cable Ace Awards
- 26 Canadian Black Music Awards
- 27 Canadian Music Awards
- 28 Capital Children's Museum
- 29 Cashbox Awards
- 30 CD-First Internet Poll
- 31 Celebrate the Magic Foundation
- 32 Children's Choice Awards
- 33 Children Uniting Nations Oscar Celebration
- 34 Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation
- 35 Congressional Black Caucus
- 36 Critic's Choice Awards
- 37 Crystal Globe Awards
- 38 Danish Grammy Awards
- 39 Dutch Music Factory Awards
- 40 Ebony Magazine
- 41 ECHO Awards
- 42 Entertainment Tonight
- 43 Fisk University
- 44 French Film Awards - Le Film Fantastique
- 45 Friday Night Videos
- 46 G&P Foundation Angel Ball
- 47 Genesis Awards
- 48 Grammy Awards
- 49 Guinness Book of World Records
- 50 Guitar World Magazine
- 51 Harry Chapin Memorial
- 52 Hit Parade Hall of Fame
- 53 Hollywood Walk of Fame
- 54 International Awards
- 55 International Monitor Awards
- 56 Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars
- 57 Hong Kong Hit Radio Awards
- 58 Kora All-African Music Awards
- 59 Live! Magazine
- 60 Mix Magazine
- 61 MTV Awards
- 62 MOBO Music Awards
- 63 Music Connection
- 64 Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame
- 65 Muz-TV Awards
- 66 NAACP Image Awards
- 67 NARM Gift of Music Awards
- 68 National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
- 69 National Urban Coalition Awards
- 70 NME Magazine
- 71 NRJ Awards
- 72 Oneness Awards
- 73 Operation One to One Awards
- 74 Organisation of African Unity
- 75 Orpheus Award
- 76 People's Choice Awards
- 77 Pocono Film Festival
- 78 Popcorn Magazine
- 79 Pop Rocky Magazine
- 80 Presidential Awards
- 81 Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards
- 82 Puls Music TV
- 83 Radio Music Awards
- 84 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- 85 RTL Television Award (Germany)
- 86 Rolling Stone Awards
- 87 'Sixteen' and 'Spec' Magazines' Awards
- 88 Smash Hits Awards
- 89 Sony (Music) Turkey
- 90 Soul Train Awards
- 91 United Negro College Fund
- 92 United States Congress
- 93 United States National Recording Registry
- 94 Vanity Fair
- 95 Video Software Dealer Association Awards
- 96 VH1 Awards
- 97 The Village Voice Jazz & Pop critics’ poll
- 98 World Awards
- 99 World Music Awards
- 100 Emmy Awards
- 101 Other Honors
- 102 See also
- 103 Notes
- 104 References
- 105 External links
In 2004, Jackson was awarded the Golden Elephant Award of the African Ambassadors’ Spouses Association for his continuing humanitarian efforts.
|2004||Humanitarian endeavors||Golden Elephant Award||Won|
American Cinema Awards
Jackson won the "Entertainer of the Decade" award in 1990 from the American Cinema Awards.
|1990||Himself||Entertainer of the Decade||Won|
American Music Awards
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".
|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||This Time Around (with The Notorious B.I.G.)||Favorite Pop/Rock Song||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
|1989||American Dance Award||Won|
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
|1993||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
In 1984, Jackson won two American Video awards; Best Long Form Video and Best Home Video.
|1984||"Thriller"||Best Long Form Video||Won|
|Best Home Video||Won|
Apollo Legend Award
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.
|2010||Apollo Legend Award||Won|
Barbados Music Awards
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.
|2010||International Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2002||Pop Artist of the Millennium||Won|
|1989||Bad World Tour||BET Award||Won|
|1995||BET Hall of Fame||Won|
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
|1996||Favorite Pop Male award||Won|
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.
Billboard Music Awards
|1992||Michael Jackson||Special Award commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Thriller||Won|
|1992||Dangerous||No. 1 World Album||Won|
|1992||Black or White||No. 1 World Single||Won|
|1995||You Are Not Alone||First Ever Hot 100 Debut at #1||Won|
|2002||Michael Jackson||Special Award for 1982 album Thriller, which spent more weeks at No. 1 (37) than any other album in the history of the Billboard 200||Won|
Billboard Music of the 00's Poll
|2010||Invincible||Album of the Decade||Won|
Billboard Year in Music Survey
|1980||Top Black Artist||Won|
|Off the Wall||Top Black Album||Won|
|1984||Thriller||Number 1 Pop Album||Won|
Billboard Video Awards
|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
Jackson was honoured with four Black Gold Awards in 1983.
|1983||Top Male Vocalist||Won|
|"Billie Jean"||Best Single of the Year||Won|
|"Beat It"||Best Video Performance||Won|
BMI Urban Awards
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.
|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
Michael Jackson won the Bob Fosse Award for "Best Choreography" in 1997.
|1997||Ghosts||Best Choreography in a Music Video||Won|
Boy Scouts of America
|1990||Humanitarian endeavors||Good Scout Humanitarian Award||Won|
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 nineteen awards throughout his career.
|1987||Silver Otto Award||Won|
|1988||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|1989||Bronze Otto Award||Won|
|1992||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|1993||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|1994||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|1995||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|| 1996||Gold Otto Award||Won|
|Platinum Otto/Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|Best Male Singer||Won|
|HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I||Best Album||Won|
|1997||Silver Otto Award||Won|
|1st Best Looking Singer||Won|
|HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I||Best Album||Won|
|1998||Silver Otto Award||Won|
|2011||Bronze Otto Award||Won|
Brazilian TVZ Video Awards
Jackson has been awarded with two Brazilian TVZ Awards.
|1995||"Scream"||Best International Video of the Year||Won|
|1997||"Blood on the Dance Floor"||Best International Video of the Year||Won|
Jackson won two BRE Awards in 1989, including a Triple Crown award.
|1989||Triple Crown Award - King of Pop, Rock & Soul||Won|
|"Smooth Criminal"||Video of the Year||Won|
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.
|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
|1989||Best International Male Artist||Won|
British Phonographic Industry Awards
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.
|1981||Off the Wall||BPI Award||Won|
|1989||"Smooth Criminal"||Video of the Year||Won|
British TV Industry Awards
The British TV Industry awarded Jackson an "Artist of the Decade" award in 1989.
|1989||Artist of the Decade||Won|
|1991||Humanitarian endeavors||World Humanity Award||Won|
|1999||Humanitarian endeavors||Outstanding Humanitarian Award||Won|
Cable Ace Awards
|1988||Outstanding Editing in a Musical Special||Won|
|1994||Outstanding Performance Musical Special||Won|
Canadian Black Music Awards
In 1984, Jackson collected four Canadian Black Music awards, including one for "Entertainer of the Year".
|1984||Top Male Vocalist||Won|
|Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|Thriller||Top International Album||Won|
|"Billie Jean"||Top International Single||Won|
Canadian Music Awards
|1989||Leave Me Alone||Won|
Capital Children's Museum
Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Capitol Children Museum, in 1990.
|1990||Humanitarian endeavors||Humanitarian Award||Won|
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.
|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|
CD-First Internet Poll
|1991||Greatest Pop Artist of the 90's||Won|
Celebrate the Magic Foundation
In 2002, Jackson was honoured with a humanitarian award, from the Celebrate the Magic Foundation.
|2002||Humanitarian endeavors||Magic Life Award||Won|
Children's Choice Awards
Jackson was a given a Children's Choice Award in 1994.
|1994||Caring for Kids Award||Won|
Children Uniting Nations Oscar Celebration
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,". 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.
Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation
Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation, in 1994.
Congressional Black Caucus
|1975||The Jackson Five||Inducted As Honorary Members||Won|
Critic's Choice Awards
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.
|1989||"Smooth Criminal"||Best Video||Won|
Crystal Globe Awards
In 1984, Jackson was awarded a Crystal Globe Award for exceeding sales of over 5 million units.
|1984||Crystal Globe Award||Won|
Danish Grammy Awards
Michael Jackson won two Danish Grammy Awards in 1996.
|1996||Best International Male Artist||Won|
|HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I||Best International Album||Won|
Dutch Music Factory Awards
The Dutch Music Factory Awards gave Jackson threeawards for "Best Live Show" and "Best Live Singer", in 1997.
|1991||Thriller||80 Classics of the 80's Poll - 1 Song||Won|
|1997||Best Live Show||Won|
|1997||Best Live Singer||Won|
They awarded Jackson with two awards for "Black Achievement".
|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|
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  and inducted into ECHO Hall of Fame in 2010.
|1993||Best International Artist of the Year||Won|
|2010||Hall of Fame||Won|
|2015||Best Rock/Pop International Artist of the year||Nominated|
In 1989, they awarded Jackson with an award for "Most Important Entertainer of the Decade".
|1989||Most Important Entertainer of the Decade||Won|
|1988||Michael Jackson||Doctor of Humane Letter||Won|
French Film Awards - Le Film Fantastique
|1996||Earth Song||Best Video||Won|
Friday Night Videos
Friday Night Videos have awarded Jackson with two awards, including one for "Greatest Artist of the Decade".
|1989||Greatest Artist of the Decade||Won|
|Number One Artist||Won|
G&P Foundation Angel Ball
|2000||Angel Of Hope Award (for outstanding contribution to the fight against Cancer)||Won|
|1996||"Earth Song"||1995 Doris Day Music Award||Won|
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 36 nominations throughout his career. In 1984, he won a record 8 Grammy Awards. 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.
Grammy Legend Award
|1993||"Michael Jackson"||Grammy Legend Award||Won|
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
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.
|2010||"Michael Jackson"||Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
Grammy Hall of Fame
|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
|1988||Bad World Tour||Sword of Commemoration||Inducted|
Guinness Book of World Records
|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 ||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||Won|
|1997||Bad||Biggest Selling Album By a Male Soloist In The UK||Won|
|1999||Most Successful Siblings in History ||Won|
|2000||Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star||Won|
|2002||Ghosts||Longest Music Video||Won|
|Making Michael Jackson's 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||Largest Thriller dance with 13,597 participants||Won|
|2009||Longest US 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 ||Won|
|Most Searched For – Male ||Won|
|2011||Thriller Jacket||Most expensive jacket sold at auction ||Won|
|Highest-grossing concert film of all time||Won|
|2011||Longest span of US top 40 singles ||Won|
|2012||Michael Jackson's Glove||Most expensive glove sold at auction||Won|
|2014||Most Consecutive Decades With a US Top 10 single||Won|
|2015||Largest TV audience for a music video premiere (500 million for Black or White)||Won|
Guitar World Magazine
|Beat It||Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time||67|
Harry Chapin Memorial
In 1995, Jackson won a humanitarian award from the Harry Chapin Memorial.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame
Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame with The Jackson 5
|2009||Hit Parade Hall of Fame||Inducted|
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, United States, 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. 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.
|1980||The Jacksons||Hollywood Walk of Fame Star||Won|
|1984||Michael Jackson||Hollywood Walk of Fame Star||Won|
|1983||Thriller||Album of the Year||Won|
|"Billie Jean"||Single of the Year||Won|
|1983||International Artist of the Year||Won|
|1992||National Honour of Merit||Won|
|1983||Thriller||Record of the Year||Won|
|1983||Artist of the Year||Won|
|1983||Best Male Vocalist||Won|
|1983||Artist of the Year||Won|
|1983||Thriller||Album of The Year||Won|
|1990||Role Model Award||Won|
|1983||Thriller||Album of the Year||Won|
|1983||Thriller||Most Important Foreign Album||Won|
Presented to Michael in South Africa by Namibian Premier Hage Geingob.
|1991||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
Aftanbladet Readers' Poll Vest Vocal Artist of 1987
|1987||Best Vocal Artist||Won|
The United Kingdom
|1983||Artist of the Year||Won|
|Thriller||Album of the Year||Won|
International Monitor Awards
|1992||Black Or White||Music Video With The Best Special effects||Won|
Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars
|1991||# 1 Male Star||Won|
Hong Kong Hit Radio Awards
In 1996, Jackson won two Hong Kong Hit Radio awards.
|1996||Best International Male Artist||Won|
|"You Are Not Alone"||Best Song of the Year||Won|
Kora All-African Music Awards
|1991||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
In 1997, Jackson was awarded two awards from Live! Magazine.
|1997||Legend of Live Entertainment||Won|
|Most Memorable Male Performer||Won|
|1998||Best Foreign Male Singer||Won|
|HIStory World Tour at Parken Stadium||Best Event||Won|
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". 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. Throughout his career, Jackson has been awarded with 85 MTV related awards:
MTV European Music Awards
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.
|1995||Best Male Artist of the Year||Won|
|Best Male Performer ||Won|
MTV Japan Awards
MTV Movie Awards
|1994||"Will You Be There"||Best Song in a Movie||Won|
MTV Video Music Awards
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. In 1988, Jackson received the Video Vanguard Award. In 1991, it was renamed to the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award".
|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|
|1985||"We Are The World"||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Group Video||Won|
|1988||"Bad"||Best Choreography in a Video||Nominated|
|"The Way You Make Me Feel"||Best Choreography in a Video||Nominated|
|Himself||Video Vanguard Award||Won|
|1989||"Leave Me Alone"||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Special Effects in a Video||Won|
|Best Art Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Editing in a Video||Nominated|
|"Smooth Criminal"||Best Dance Video||Nominated|
|Best Choreography in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography in a Video||Won|
|1992||"Black or White (short version)"||Best Special Effects in a Video||Nominated|
|"In the Closet"||Best Cinematography in a Video||Won|
|1993||"Jam"||Best Choreography in a Video||Nominated|
|1995||"Scream" (with Janet Jackson)=||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best R&B Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Won|
|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|
|2014||"Love Never Felt So Good"||Best Choreography in a Video||Nominated|
MOBO Music Awards
|2009||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
Music Connection named Jackson "Man of the Decade" in 1990.
|1990||Man of the Decade||?|
Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame
Jackson was inducted into the Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame in 1991 and twice in 1992.
|1991||Thriller||Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|1992||Billie Jean||Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|1992||Beat It||Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|2010||Award for contributions to the international pop-culture||Won|
NAACP Image Awards
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.
NARM Gift of Music Awards
NOTE LISTING BELOW INCLUDES NAACP AND NARM
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. In 1995, Jackson received The Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award.
|1970||The Jackson 5||Best Singing Group of the Year||Won|
|1984||H. Claude Hodson Medal of Freedom||Won|
|1988||Best Male Artist||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|
|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
Jackson was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award, from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, in 1992.
|1992||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
National Urban Coalition Awards
Jackson won an award from the National Urban Coalition, for his humanitarian endeavors, in 1989.
|1989||Humanitarian endeavors||Humanitarian Award||Won|
In 2011, Jackson tops NME's poll of the Greatest Singers Of All Time.
|2011||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|
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.
|2002||Best International Male Singer||Won|
|2008||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2003||Contributions to racial harmony||Power of Oneness Award||Won|
Operation One to One Awards
Jackson was honoured with an Operation One to One award in 1992.
|1992||Operation One to One Award||Won|
Organisation of African Unity
|1974||The Jackson Five||For strengthening Afro-Americans||Won|
This award is the Austrian version of the Grammy Award.
People's Choice Awards
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.
|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
Jackson won the Humanitarian Award from the Pocono Film Festival in 2009 after his death. It was received by his father Joseph Jackson.
|2009||Michael Jackson||Humanitarian Award||Won|
Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with three awards, including one for "Artist of the Decade".
|1995||Artist of the Decade||Won|
|Best Male Vocalist of the Year||Won|
|1997||Favorite Male Vocalist||Won|
Pop Rocky Magazine
Pop Rocky Magazine has given Jackson two awards.
|1994||Favorite Singer of The Year||Won|
|1995||Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year||Won|
In 1984, Jackson was approached to donate "Beat It" as backing music for a commercial on drunk driving. Jackson agreed and it was arranged for the singer to be awarded with an honor from the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Prior to collecting the award, President Reagan sent Jackson a telegram, which read:
|“||Your deep faith in God and adherence to traditional values are an inspiration to all of us. You've gained quite a number of fans along the road since "I Want You Back" and Nancy and I are among them. Keep up the good work, Michael. We're very happy for you.||”|
The presentation took place on May 14, 1984, at the White House. 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." 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."
In April 1990, Jackson returned to the White House to be recognized as "Artist of the Decade" by President George H. W. Bush. Two years later, on May 1, 1992, President Bush presented Jackson with an award acknowledging him as "a point of light ambassador". Jackson received the award in recognition for his efforts in inviting disadvantaged children to his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was the only entertainer to receive the award.
|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
Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards has given Jackson two awards.
|1992||Best Pop Male Vocalist||Won|
|1992||Black Or White||Video Of The Year||Won|
Puls Music TV
Puls Music TV awarded Jackson with two awards in 1998, including one for "Best Foreign Male Singer".
|1998||Best Foreign Male Singer||Won|
|Best Show of the Year - 1997||Won|
Radio Music Awards
In 2003, Jackson was honoured with a Radio Music Award for his humanitarian endeavors.
|2003||Humanitarian endeavors||Humanitarian Award||Won|
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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.
|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)
|1993||Michael Jackson||Ehren Loewen||Won|
Rolling Stone Awards
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.
|1989||Thriller||Video of the Decade||Won|
'Sixteen' and 'Spec' Magazines' Awards
|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
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.
|1987||Best Male Vocalist||Won|
|1988||Best Male Vocalist||Won|
|1992||Best Male Vocalist||Won|
|1994||Best Male Vocalist||Won|
Smash Hits Poll
|1993||Best Male Artist||Won|
|1995||Best Male Artist||Won|
|1990||Top Selling Artist Of The Decade||Won|
Sony (Music) Turkey
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.
|2002||Michael Jackson||Best Selling Foreign Artist Ever||won|
Soul Train Awards
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. In 1997, the video award was renamed to the "Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video".
|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|
|2014||"Love Never Felt So Good" (with Justin Timberlake)||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|"Xscape"||Album of the Year||Nominated|
Hall of Fame
|1995||Michael Jackson||Hall of Fame||Won|
United Negro College Fund
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.
In 1988, they awarded Jackson with the Frederick Patterson Award.
|1988||"Michael Jackson"||Frederick Patterson Award||Won|
|1988||"Michael Jackson"||Doctor of Humane Letters||Won|
United States Congress
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.
|1972||Special Commendation for Positive Role Models||Won|
United States National Recording Registry
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.
|2009||Thriller||Historical, Cultural or Aesthetic Significance||Inducted|
They have honoured Jackson with two awards.
|1989||Artist of the Decade||Won|
|1990||Most Popular Artist in the History of Show Business||Won|
Video Software Dealer Association Awards
|1989||Moonwalker||Favorite Music Video||Won|
|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 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
The Village Voice Jazz & Pop critics voted Michael Jackson's Billie Jean the single of the year in 1983.
|1983||Billie Jean||Single of The Year||Won|
|2002||World Arts Award 2002||Won|
|2009||Save The World Award||Won|
World Music Awards
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.
|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|
|2008||World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist||Nominated|
Hall of Fame
|1989||Michael Jackson||World Music Award Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|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|
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 two sold-out concerts at Westside High School. 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.
On November 20, 1984, with Star No. 1,793 in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre for The Jacksons, Michael becomes the first celebrity to have two different stars in the same category dedicated to him, having received one as a member of The Jacksons in 1980.
The 1984 Summer Olympics saw the Jackson family be honoured with the Medal of Friendship Award which was collected by Michael and his brothers.
The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed in 1991 as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
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 were set up outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, venue of the Tour's opening concert. (July 4)
An extensive survey in 1997 declared Michael Jackson the Most Famous Person in the World.
Michael Jackson is the SECOND MOST SCULPTED FIGURE of all the Madame Tussauds wax figures. According to Madame Tussauds, there are all together "19 wax figures" of Michael Jackson in their museums around the world. Only the Queen has been portrayed more often. 
A crator on moon previously known as Posidonius J (located at Lake of Dreams) has been renamed after Michael Jackson by The Lunar Republic Society.
In 1998, Daikaku Chodoin (the founder and president of the United World Karate Association) presented Michael Jackson with the Honorary Chairmanship of the United World Karate Association and a godan (fifth degree) black belt.
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) 
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". 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". Jackson's spokesperson stated that he wondered "what those parents will say when Mr. Jackson is exonerated". At the end of the trial Jackson was acquitted of all charges. 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.
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.
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.
On October 25, 2003 Jackson was given the key to the city of Las Vegas; the mayor also made the date "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.
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.
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 " 
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- List of most expensive music videos
- List of music prodigies
- Grammy Awards of 1984
- List of honorific titles in popular music
- The Greatest American
- UK Best selling singles artists of all time
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