Michael Jackson is officially the most decorated artist ever!

Michael Jackson is officially the most decorated artist ever!

We love giving you #MoreMusicYouLove, so take a trip down memory lane with this list of the most decorated artists EVER!

most decorated artists: Michael Jackson/Taylor Swift/Madonna

After producing hits for more than 45 years, Michael Jackson is still tops when it comes to the all-time ranking of artists with the most awards.

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Let's take a look at the top ten when it comes to awards in the music world:

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's biggest solo hit on the Billboard chart was his 1982 hit, 'Billie Jean'. It spent 24 weeks on the chart, and a whopping seven weeks at number one. 

The Thriller-hitmaker has received more than 800 awards, 13 of which were Grammy Awards. In 1988, 'The King of Pop' was awarded the MTV Video Vanguard Award. This award is presented at the MTV Video Music Awards to artists for their exceptional accomplishments in music and film. It was renamed in 1991 in honour of Michael Jackson. 

Whitney Houston

The second most decorated artist of all time is Whitney Houston. The songstress, who passed in 2012, won more than 600 awards over her 35-year career. Some of her biggest hits include, The Greatest Love of All and her duet with fellow chart-topper Mariah Carey, When You Believe:

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With 520 awards to her name, Beyoncé takes the number three spot on this list. The 'Single Ladies' hitmaker first reached commercial success in the 90's with girl group Destiny's Child, and has since topped numerous charts across the world as a solo artist.

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Lady Gaga

Singer-songwriter and actress Lady Gaga takes the number four spot with 402 awards, including six Grammys. Gaga has had a number of number one hits, including Pokerface, Born This Way, and Million Reasons.  

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift comes in at number 5 with 389 awards - 10 of which are Grammy Awards. Take a listen to Swift's 2015 hit, Blank Space:

But what does the rest of the list look like? Well, here is the full Top 10:

  1. Michael Jackson: 800+ awards.
  2. Whitney Houston: 600+ awards.
  3. Beyoncé: 520 awards.
  4. Lady Gaga: 402 awards.
  5. Taylor Swift: 389 awards.
  6. EMINEM: 370+ awards.
  7. Janet Jackson: 350+ awards.
  8. Madonna: 339 awards.
  9. Rihanna: 335 awards.
  10. Mariah Carey: 333 awards.

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