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Music Connection:
Music Connection named Jackson "Man of the Decade".

Vanity Fair:
Vanity Fair have honoured Jackson with the award "Most Popular Artist In The History Of Show Business".

American Cinema Awards (27-01-1990)American Cinema Awards:
January 27 -- Michael receives the Entertainer Of The Decade award at the 7th Annual American Cinema Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hosted by Kirk and Anne Douglas, Michael receives his award from his guest, Sophia Loren.

Judges choose Michael as showman of the Eighties for his multi-million selling albums 'Thriller' and 'Bad' and his sell-out world tour in 1988. Michael gives a three-minute thank you speech.

Role Model Award:
February 3 --Michael Jackson was offered the "Role Model Award" from Japan. He accepts the award via satellite.

Emmy Nominee:
February 4 -- The Sammy Davis Jr. 60th Anniversary Special airs on ABC-TV, this show won the Emmy award and was the last appearance of Sammy who passed away from throat cancer on May 16th just month's after this program was broadcast. The show was recorded on the evening of November 13th, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood.

Sammy’s right there in the front-row box with his wife and family. He laughs and he claps, he cries a little, and he hugs his friends. He even does a tap dance with Hines. But he never says a word.

Michael Jackson perform the song 'You Were There' (he wrote with Buz Kohan) for singer-entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., the first and only time.

CBS Records - Top Selling Artist Of The Decade:
February 20 -- Michael attends a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The party was organised by CBS Records for unprecedented record sales of 110 million records throughout the 1980s making Michael the 'Top Selling Artist Of The Decade'.

Michael says: I have to say now, no album sells itself, it's up to the people to buy it.

CBS Records - Top Selling Artist Of The Decade (20-02-1990)

Grammy Awards:
February 21 -- Michael Jackson's "good vs. evil" sci-fi film, 'Moonwalker', wins the award for "Best Long Form Music Video" at the 32nd Grammy Awards from Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. Michael was not present that evening.

Soul Train Awards:
March 14 -- Michael receives The Silver Award at the 4th Annual Soul Train Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California as part of his recognition as the 1980's Artist Of The Decade. Michael was not present that evening.

Capital Children Museum - Entertainer Of The Decade:
April 5 -- Michael meets with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honoured as 'Entertainer Of The Decade' by the Capital Children’s Museum, Washington DC. Michael, who has long been devoted to children's causes receives the award for his philanthropic activities for children.

Good Scout Humanitarian Award (14-09-1990)President Bush tells the gathered press that Michael did what he called 'Points of Light' good work of humanitarian issues.

BMI Inaugural Awards:
May 8 -- In recognition of his enormous contribution to American culture, The Broadcasting Music Industry presents its first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award to Michael himself in a ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the year they celebrated their 50th anniversary.

The award honours a songwriter or composer whose work encompasses important contributions to such creative disciplines as recording, film, dance and video.

Alive And Well:
Summer -- Michael was honoured with a Broccoli award from 'Alive And Well' magazine for promoting good health food through diet.

Boy Scouts Of America:
September 14 -- The Los Angeles Council Of The Boy Scouts Of America honour Michael with the first ever 'Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award'.

The award was presented to Michael by Disney Chairman, Michael Eisner, at the Century Plaza Towers in Century City, Los Angeles.

Ryan White Award:
October 23 -- Michael and Sir Elton John became the first recipients of the Ryan White Award scheduled for 1991 for their outstanding contribution to aids program.


Ebony Magazine:
"Ebony", an American monthly magazine dedicated to the African-American market, lists Michael Jackson with the One of the 100 most important black people of the 20th century.

Music Video Producers' Hall Of Fame:
Jackson was inducted into the Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame for the 'Thriller' video.

MTV Video Music Awards:
September 5 -- The 8th Annual MTV Video Music Awards honoring the best music videos from June 2nd, 1990, to June 15th, 1991. The show was hosted by Arsenio Hall at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

The Video Vanguard Award was renamed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in honor of his contributions to the culture of music videos. The first recipient of the renamed honor was Bon Jovi.

Off The Wall Appreciation Award:
November 16 -- American reporter Janis DaSilva is called upon to present Michael Jackson with his second "Off The Wall Appreciation Award" on behalf of the staff and the readers of 'Off The Wall' (magazine), after publisher, Adrian Grant survives the fright of engine failure during his flight to Los Angeles from London.

The award was presented to Michael by Disney Chairman, Michael Eisner, at the Century Plaza Towers in LA.

Off The Wall Appreciation Award (16-11-1991)


Musica Servat Mundum Award:
The award was presented to "MJ King Of Pop". Small glass banded metal orb topped with a metal crown reading "1992 Germany Musica Servat Mundum" (Music Protects the World).

Aftanbladet Readers' Poll:
Michael received the Rockbjörnen award for Best Foreign Album - Dangerous from Aftonbladet, Sweden's biggest newspaper.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
Michael has won the Golden Otto Award from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO".

Guinness Book Of World Records:
Michael Jackson has a new entry in the "Guinness Book of World Records." Jackson will be cited in the 1992 edition for having the largest contract, the deal he signed with Sony this year with a value of $890 million.

Music Video Producers' Hall Of Fame:
Jackson was inducted into the Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame for the 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' video.

National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters (05-02-1992)National Association Of Black-Owned Broadcasters:
February 5 -- Michael was in Washington DC to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association Of Black-Owned Broadcasters, Reverend Jesse Jackson present him the award. The evening was attended by Jesse Jackson, Jesse's daughter Jackie, Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali and Spike Lee.

Gabon (Africa):
February 11 -- On occasion of one of his goodwill trips to Africa, Michael Jackson was crowned King Sanwi by King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV - ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast - during vast ceremonies held in the Village of Krindjabo.

Michael was welcomed by 100,000 people when he arrives in Libreville in Gabon. President Omar Bongo presents him with a Medal of Honour at the Ambassador’s Hall in the Presidential Palace.

Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards:
February 19 -- Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, she has given Jackson two awards for Best Pop Male Vocalist and for Video Of The Year ('Black Or White'). Michael was not present that evening.

Point Of Light Ambassador:
May 1 -- Michael receives the 'Point of Light' award from Mr. George Bush Sr. at the White House in Washington D.C., for his perseverant efforts toward disadvantaged and depraved children.

The President lunches with the singer and gives him a seat of honor at the front of the White House East Room during the awards ceremony.

Operation One To One Award:
June 3 -- At Tavern On The Green in New York City, the "One To One" award is offered to Jackson by the 'Operation One to One' organization (in charge with creating better living standards for young people), for efforts committed in helping economically disadvantaged youth.

Jackson attends the 'Operation One To One Honors' dinner with friends Elizabeth Taylor and Donald Trump.

Operation One To One Award (03-06-1992)

50 Million Award:
June 26 -- Michael Jackson was awarded with the 50 Million Award (sold with four albums 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad' and 'Dangerous'). He accept the award at the party in the Olympic Hall, Munich (Germany), together with 1200 people.

International Monitor Awards:
July 31 -- 'Black Or White' was honoured as the music video with the best special effects at the 14th annual International Monitor Awards.

Australian Music Awards:
November -- Michael was awarded the 'Australian Music Award' at the 'Coca Cola Australian Music Awards' event, Michael accepts the award through a recorded video message from Neverland.

Smash Hits Awards:
December 6 -- At the 5th Annual Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, held in London, Michael was voted the Best Male Solo Singer by its readers. Michael accepting his award by videotaped message.

Billboard Music Awards:
December 9 -- At the Billboard Music Awards held at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles Michael receives two special honours: The 1992 Billboard World Artist Award for the Number One World Single, 'Black Or White', and the Number One World Album 'Dangerous.' The second special honour is to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of 'Thriller', the biggest selling album of all time. There was also a video tribute to Michael as the best-selling artist in the world.

Michael accepts two awards through a video presentation filmed earlier with Phil Collins at Neverland.


NAACP Image Awards:
January 16 -- Michael attends the 25th Annual NAACP's Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, he receives the NAACP's Image Award for Best Music Video ('Black Or White') and the coveted award for 'Entertainer Of The Year'. Following a video tribute to Michael, Patti Labelle and the Voices of Faith Choir sing 'Will You Be There' with Michael joining in the last verse.

RTL Television Award (Germany):
Michael received the 'Ehren Loewen' award.

American Music Awards (25-01-1993)American Music Awards:
January 25 -- Michael opens the 20th Annual American Music Awards ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with a performance of 'Dangerous'. Michael wins two of his five nominations for Favourite Best Soul / R&B Single ('Remember The Time') and Favourite Pop / Rock Album ('Dangerous').

With three awards, he becomes the evening's big winner as he accepts the first ever international Artist Award from Elizabeth Taylor. In the future the award will be known as The Michael Jackson International Artist Award.

Grammy Awards:
February 24 -- At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards edition from Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, Michael Jackson received the Grammy Living Legend Award from his sister Janet. Michael's date for the night was Brooke Shields.

Following the presentation, Michael & Brooke attend the Polygram Party at A&M Studios and later show up at the Sony Party in Century City.

NARM: (National Association Of Recording Merchandisers):
March 6-9 -- At the 35th Annual Conference of the National Association Of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) in Orlando, Florida, Michael wins the 1992 Best Selling Urban Music Recording Male for 'Dangerous'. Michael was not present that evening.

Soul Train Awards (09-03-1993)Soul Train Awards:
March 9 -- Michael wins two of his three nominations at the 7th Annual Soul Train awards in Los Angeles for Best R&B Soul Singer, Male ('Remember The Time') and Best R&B/Soul Album, Male ('Dangerous').

He was also presented with the Humanitarian Of The Year award by Eddie Murphy. Michael was wheeled out from backstage in a wheelchair by Bill Bray, then he stood with the aid of a crutch to accept the awards.

Echo Awards:
March 15 -- Michael was honoured as 'Best International Male Artist' at the 2nd Annual Echo Awards in Berlin's Wintergarden. Germany accepts the award on Michael's behalf.

World Music Awards:
May 12 -- Michael Douglas presents the 5th Annual World Music Awards from the Salle Des Etoiles in the Sport Club of Monaco. Michael wins the three most important awards of the evening: Best Selling American Artist Of The Year, World's Best Selling Recording Artist Of The Year and World's Best Selling Artist Of The Era.

BMI Awards:
May 18 -- Michael receives two awards for 'Black Or White' and 'Remember The Time' at the 41st BMI Annual Pop Awards Dinner at the Regency Beverly Wiltshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Michael was not present that evening.

Guinness Book Of World Records:
May 19 -- Michael Jackson picks up an honor from the Guinness World of Records Museum, Hollywood, L.A., who presents him with the first ever 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.

This award was in recognition of his many world records: the best selling album in history ('Thriller', which wins eight Grammy awards in 1984), the biggest concert (with an audience of 500, 000 people in four shows at London's Wembley Stadium), the biggest contract in the history of show business (signed with Sony in 1991), and performing before the largest ever television audience (133,4 million during his halftime performance for the 1993 Super Bowl).

The master of ceremonies for the event was Casey Kasem and the founding editor of the Guinness Book of World Records, Norris McWhirter, flies to Los Angeles from London especially to present the honor to Jackson.

Guinness Book Of World Records (19-05-1993)

On accepting his award, the entertainer graciously says: “I love you all and thank you very much for coming.” Lori Byler, then president of the Michael Jackson Observer Fan Club, presents Jackson with a second award, a plaque acknowledging his work with children, its inscription reading: "In deepest appreciation for all you have done for the children of the world, because of your great love and sensitivity towards all children, they now have a chance to live a happy and normal life.

After the award ceremonies, Jackson enters the Museum to unveil an updated lifesize likeness of himself being added to the museum’s display, the figure standing on top of a giant 45 rpm record in recognition of his unprecedented world records in entertainment. Also as part of the display are the entertainer’s albums, memorabilia and video monitors playing highlights from his entire career.

May 27 -- ASCAP, an umbrella organisation of music publishers, presents Michael with three awards at the 1993 R&B Awards for 'In The Closet', 'Remember The Time' and 'Jam'.

Scopus Award:
July -- The American Friends of Hebrew University presents Michael with the "Scopus Award", an award which he officially declines on November 17th, 1993.

November 17 -- Michael declines the 1994 "Scopus Award" which was scheduled to be presented to him on January 29, 1994.

Michael Jackson has been dropped as the "Scopus Award", according to sources within the group, the recent admission from the singer that he was addicted to prescribed medication has caused the organization to rethink its nomination.

Members of the board wrestled with withdrawing the award when allegations of child abuse became public August 1993.

Jack The Rapper Award:
August 17 -- Berry Gordy and Michael Jackson were honored at the annual Jack the Rapper awards, named for the pioneering black disc jockey. The Original 13 Award was given to Motown founder, Berry Gordy, and the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow Award" was awarded to Michael, and renamed in his honour. Michael does not attend the presentation ceremony, but accepts by video-taped message.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
September 23 -- Michael has won the Golden Otto Award from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO".

Smash Hits Awards:
December -- At the 6th Annual Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, held in London, Michael was voted the Best Male Solo Singer by its readers. Michael does not appear on the party and send not a video message this year at the Smash Hits Awards.


Crenshaw Community Youth And Arts Foundation:
Jackson was awarded with a Humanitarian Award, from the Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation.

Pop Rocky Magazine:
Pop Rocky Magazine has given Jackson the award for Favourite Singer of The Year.

Cable Ace Awards:
January 16 -- At the 17th Annual Cable Ace Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States Michael won the Outstanding Musical Special - HBO special and 'Dangerous' concert from Bucharest award. Michael was not present that evening.

Children's Choice Awards (12-04-1994)Children's Choice Awards:
April 12 -- Michael attends the 2nd Annual Children’s Choice Awards held at City Center in New York to accept a ‘Caring For Kids’ award.

The Kids Award was a special category, that acknowledges a celebrity, who has devoted time to work with young people, to enhance their lives. One hundred thousand children between the ages of eight and eighteen, gave Michael their vote of confidence.
Infact, over 75 percent of the children polled for the award voted for Michael.

The Children’s Choice Awards are sponsored by 'Body Sculpt', a non-profit drug prevention programme for youths.

Hundreds of children chanted “Michael! Michael!” as Michael, flanked by 30 youngsters, received the award. “I am deeply honored,” he told the crowd as he blew kisses and giggled. When someone from the audience shouted: “We love you Michael!” Michael replied, “I love you too. I love you all.”

MTV Movie Awards:
June 4 --The 3rd Annual MTV Movie Awards hosted by rapper and actor Will Smith to be held in Los Angeles.

Third annual MTV Movie Awards broadcast in which feature film awards are presented in offbeat categories as a result of MTV viewer voting.

Nothing will interest you more than knowing that the illustrious honor of Best Song From A Movie went to Michael Jackson for 'Will You Be There', as featured in 'Free Willy'. Michael was not present that evening.

Smash Hits Awards:
December 4 -- At the 7th Annual Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, held in London, Michael was voted the Best Male Vocalist by its readers. Michael does not appear on the party and send not a video message this year at the Smash Hits Awards.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
December 10 -- Adrian Grant visits MIchael in Chicago where he is recording songs with producer R. Kelly. Michael receives from Alex Gernand the Bravo Magazine 'Golden Otto Award'.


America's Most Favourite Singers Poll (Harris Poll):
Michael Jackson was the 10th Most Favourite Singer in America according to Harris Poll at the Brazilian TVZ Video Awards.

Brazilian TVZ Video Awards:
Jackson has been awarded for Best International Video of the Year - 'Scream'. Michael was not present that evening.

Pop Rocky Magazine:
Pop Rocky Magazine has given Jackson the Favourite Male Vocalist of the Year award.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
February 9 -- At the Bravo Super Show, Michael wins the 1994 Golden Otto Award from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO". Michael was not present that evening but give the speech live from his home Neverland.

NARM: (National Association Of Recording Merchandisers):
February 23 -- Michael previews some new songs from his forthcoming album at the 37th Annual National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. He was also presented with NARM's Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award in honour of his 'extraordinary efforts to enhance the quality of life on this planet'.

Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter and dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger.

NARM: (National Association Of Recording Merchandisers) (23-02-1995)

Popcorn Magazine Awards (05-1995)Popcorn Magazine Awards:
June -- The team of Popcorn Magazine has handed over Jackson with the Artist Of The Decade award on the video set during the making of 'Scream'.

VH1 Awards:
June 22 -- The VH1 Awards which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles paid tribute to Michael, he receives an award from Morgan Freeman for his charity efforts. Michael surprised the audience when he joined Boyz II Men on stage to sing a chorus of 'We re The World'.

MTV Video Music Awards:
September 7 -- Michael attends the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He opens the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley (including 'Dangerous' & 'You Are Not Alone') and went on to pick up three awards for Best Dance Video, Best Choreography and Best Art Direction for his and Janet's video 'Scream'.

BET Awards:
September 23 -- Michael attends Black Entertainment Television 15th anniversary show in Washington, where he King Of Ghana, Africa, Recognition (01-11-1995)becomes the first star to be inducted into BET's Walk of Fame. Michael then sang 'You Are Not Alone'.

King Of Ghana, Africa, Recognition:
November 1 -- Michael was presented with the "Diamond Of Africa Award" at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. President Jerry Rawling's on behalf of the"That's What Friends Are For Committee" said: 'To a Favorite Son of Africa'.

Michael in return presented Rawlings with two golden swords on behalf of Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
November 4 -- Michael has won the Golden Otto Award from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO".

Billboard Music Video Awards:
November 10 -- Michael received the award for Pop/Rock Video of the Year - 'Scream' at the 17th Annual Billboard Music Video Awards held at the Coliseum, New York City. Michael was not present that evening.

MTV European Music Awards:
November 23 -- The 2nd annual MTV Europe Music Awards took place at the Le Zénith in Paris, France and were hosted by Jean-Paul Gaultier. Michael won the award for Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Male Performer. Michael was not present that evening.

Smash Hits Awards:
December 3 -- Michael was awarded at the 8th Annual 'Smash Hits Award' for Best Male Solo Singer, Michael accepts the award through a recorded video message from Neverland.

Billboard Music Awards:
December 6 -- Michael was also to have attended the Billboard Music Awards where he was to collect a Billboard Hot 100 Achievement Award for having the 1st ever single, 'You Are Not Alone', to debut straight at number one on the charts. Tina Turner collected the award on his behalf, and wished him a speedy recovery.

Popcorn Magazine Awards:
December 11 -- Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with the Best Male Vocalist of the Year award in the 1995 reader's poll.


Hong Kong Hit Radio Awards:
Jackson won two Hong Kong Hit Radio awards for Best International Male Artist and Best Song of the Year - 'You Are Not Alone'.

Irish Music Awards:
Jackson was awarded with an Irish Music Award for Best International Male Artist Award - 'HIStory'.

American Music Awards:
January 29 -- The 23rd Annual American Music Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, Michael won one award for 'Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year'. He was not present to accept.

Danish Grammy Awards:
February 3 -- At the 8th Annual Danish Grammy Awards held at the Circus Building, Copenhagen, Michael won two Grammy Awards for Best International Male Artist and for Best International Album - 'HIStory'. Michael was not present that evening.

Brit Awards (19-02-1996)Brit Awards:
February 19 -- At the 16th Annual Brit Awards held at the Earls Court in London, Bob Geldof presented Michael with a special 'Artist of a Generation Award'. Michael's first ever live TV performance in England for over 20 years, was interrupted by Pulp lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, who runs across the stage while Michael sings 'Earth Song' with over 60 children.

Grammy Awards:
February 28 -- The 38th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. Michael won one award for Best Music Video (short form) - 'Scream'. Michael was not present that evening.

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards:
March 6 -- Michael pick up an award at the 2nd Annual Blockbuster Music Awards. Michael won for Favourite Pop Male, the awards are voted on by customers in Blockbuster video rental stores. He was not present to accept.

Genesis Awards:
March 30 -- At the 10th Annual Genesis Awards, "The Ark Trust Foundation" (which draw public attention on animal issues) acknowledges the singer’s 'Earth Song' anthem and video clip with the "Doris Day Award", for its vivid illustration of global deterioration and aftermath affecting people, animals and the ecology.

World Music Awards:
May 8 -- At the 8th Annual World Music Awards in Monaco Michael performs 'Earth Song' and collects five awards: Best Selling Artist Ever, Best Selling Record of All Time ('Thriller'), Best Selling Male Artist of 1996, Best Selling American Artist, Best Selling R&B Artist.

Michael also makes a statement attacking critics and the tabloid press angrily denying allegations of anti-Semitism. Michael spoke out saying that he wasn’t blasphemous or racist.

World Music Awards (08-05-1996)

Le Film Fantastique - French Film Awards:
May 20 -- Michael was honored with the French Film Award for Best Video - 'Earth Song' at the Le Film Fantastique Awards.

Popcorn Magazine Awards (05-07-1996)Popcorn Magazine Awards 1995:
July 5 -- The team of Popcorn Magazine has handed over Jackson with the Best Male Vocalist of the Year award in the 1995 reader's poll on the video set during the making of 'Stranger In Moscow'.

Bravo Magazine Awards:
August 25 -- Michael won the Bravo Magazine Gold Award and the Platinum Otto/Lifetime Achievement Award to mark Bravo Magazine's 40th Birthday. Michael was the first artist to receive this award for Best Album - 'HIStory', Best Male Singer, Nicest Singer and Best Show.

In the course of the big ‘Happy Birthday, Bravo‘ celebration in Munich’s Olympic Hall, Michael thanked his fans through a video message.

Popcorn Magazine Awards:
December -- Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with the Best Male Singer of the Year award in the 1996 reader's poll.


Bravo Magazine Awards:
Michael has won four awards from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO", the Silver Otto Award, the Best Album - 'HIStory', Best Show and 1st Best Looking Singer.

Brazilian TVZ Video Awards:
Jackson has been awarded for Best International Video of the Year - 'Blood On The Dance Floor'. Michael was not present that evening

Live Magazine Awards:
January 20 -- Michael is voted as Most Memorable Male Performer and a ‘Legend of Live Entertainment,’ by readers of ‘Live!’ Magazine.

Soul Train Music Awards:
March 7 -- The 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They renamed the video award in Michael's honor to "Michael Jackson Award For Best R&B/Soul Or Rap Music Video".

Special Award To Signify Sales Of 100 Million Singles And Albums (21-03-1997)Special Award To Signify Sales Of 100 Million Singles And Albums:
March 21 -- Sony Music present Michael with a special award to signify sales of 100 million singles and albums outside of the United States, since his first solo album for Epic Records in 1979, ‘Off The Wall.’ The accolade recognises the popularity of the LP’s, ‘Off The Wall,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘Bad,’ ‘Dangerous’ and ‘HIStory.’ The special presentation takes place at a Sony International meeting in Marbella, Spain.

This enormous award, measuring 2000mm x 1200mm, featured two sheets of glass etched on each side and inlaid with gold was designed by John Marshall. The award was such a success with Michael that he had it detoured whilst on route to the UK to his hotel in Paris.

Dutch Music Factory Awards:
April 11 -- The 2nd Annual Dutch Music Factory Awards held at the Statenhal in Den Haag (Holland) gave Jackson two awards for 'Best Live Show' and 'Best Live Singer'. The awards were based on votes submitted by viewers of The Music Factory and readers of Hitkrant magazine.

Michael's father, Joseph Jackson, accepted the award on Michael's behalf, expressing his pride in Michael's achievements and thanking the audience for their support of the entire Jackson family.

Gran Premio Internazionale Della Spettacolo:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction (06-05-1997)May 5 -- Michael attend the Italian TV Award Ceremont Telegatti in Milano where Michael present an award with Luciano Pavarotti. Michael presented an award for Best TV Programme of the Year while he was there.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:
May 6 --The Jackson 5 are inducted into the 10th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Michael flies into Cleveland (Ohio) to be inducted in a special presentation with his bothers by Diana Ross & Berry Gordy! Joe, Katherine & Barry Gibb are also present at the event.

Bob Fosse Award:
November 9 -- Michael won a Bob Fosse Award for Best Choreography in a Music Video for 'Ghosts', at a gala dinner at The Palace in Hollywood. The award also included other co-choreographers: Lavelle Smith, Travis Payne, Vincent Patterson and Barry Lather.

Popcorn Magazine Awards:
December 11 -- Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with the Favourite Male Vocalist award in the 1997 reader's poll.


Bravo Magazine Awards:
Michael has won the Silver Otto Award from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO".

Mix (Danish) Magazine Readers' (Vote):
Mix Magazine, a Danish magazine, awarded Jackson with awards:

Best Event - Michael Jackson Concert at Parken Stadium
Best Foreign Male Singer
2nd Best Dressed Singer
Best Singer
3rd Best Foreign Album - 'Blood On The Dance Floor'

Puls Denmark Music TV Program Viewer (Vote):
The viewers of the Puls 'Denmark Music TV Program' voted Michael as 'Best Foreign Male Singer' and 'Best Show of the Year'.

VH1 Poll:
Michael was number 1 in the VH1 Poll with the 'Greatest Video of All Time - 'Thriller''.

Gold Disc Awards:
March 4 -- Michael won Best International Video for 'History On Film Volume II' at the 12th annual Gold Disc Awards, put together by the Recording Industry of Japan.

Popcorn Magazine Awards 1997:
April 21 -- The team of Popcorn Magazine has handed over Jackson with the Favourite Male Vocalist award in the 1997 reader's poll in the Luxus hotel suite in California, L.A. where he has an interview with Laurent Hopman, the chairman of the Black & White magazine.

Billboard "Hot 100" Singles Chart:
September 18 -- In celebration of Billboard magazines 40th anniversary, a breakdown from their Hot 100 chart over the past 40 years was published. Michael was voted number one in the 'Most Hits By A Male Artist' category with 13 entries.


80 Classics Of The 80's Poll - Dutch Music Channel (TMF):
Dutch Music Channel TMF has a poll of the 80 Classics Of The 80's and Michael won with #1 Song - 'Thriller'.

CD-First Internet Poll:
April 6 -- In the 'CD First' poll for the Greatest Pop Artist of the Nineties, Michael Jackson takes a staggering 90% of the votes.

Ebony Magazine:
'Ebony" magazine lists Michael Jackson as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.

CNN Internet Poll:
Michael won the CNN internet poll with the 'Best Music Video Of All Time - 'Thriller'.

Diamond Award:
For US sales of 10 million for an individual album or single (Michael was the youngest male artist to qualify for the award).

Entertainment Weekly:
Michael Jackson was the 'Eighth Greatest Entertainer of the Past 50 years' according to Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Entertainment Weekly Poll:
Entertainment Weekly Magazine has a poll with 6 category's, here below are the results:

Best Solo Artist (Modern) - #1. Michael Jackson (with 25.90% of the votes)
Best Group (Classic) - #2. The Jackson 5 (with 13.57% of the votes)
Most Underrated Artist or Group - #2. Michael Jackson (with 17.125 of the votes)
Best Modern Album - #1. 'Thriller' - Michael Jackson (with 23.43% of the votes)
Best Song (Modern) - #2. 'Billie Jean' - Michael Jackson (with 16.11% of the votes)
Best Music Video - #1. 'Thriller' - Michael Jackson (with 25.11% of the votes)

Grammy Hall of Fame:
The Jackson 5 song, 'I Want You Back' was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars:
Michael was the number 1 Male Star in the 'Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars'.

Bollywood Awards:
May 1 -- At the first Bollywood Movie Awards ceremony in Long Island, New York, Jackson wins the first 'World Humanity Award' for "Vedic" services favouring people from all corners of the Earth. The award was presented at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York.

Bollywood Awards (01-05-1999)

New Millennium Visionary Award:
August 16 -- Michael was awarded with the 'New Millennium Visionary Award' during 'An Intimate Evening with Whitney Houston' held by the American Cinema Awards Foundation. Michael does not appear that evening.

Kora All African Music Awards:
September 4 -- Michael Jackson attended the 4th Kora All-Africa Music Awards in Sun City, South Africa where he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Jackson presents Mr. Nelson Mandela and his "Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund" with a check for 1 million rand (166,400 dollars, - a portion of the proceeds from the "Michael Jackson and Friends" concerts from June 25, 1999 in Seoul, South Korea and June 27, 1999 in Munich, Germany).

The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA):
October 12 -- Michael Jackson’s album 'HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book 1' was certified 7 times Platinum in the United States.

MTV 100 Greatest Videos (Vote):
December 11 -- During
MTV USA's '100 Greatest Videos Ever Made' Michael's 'Thriller' video was voted - The Greatest Video Of All Time. An exclusive interview with Michael was also aired during the show, in which he speaks about some of his videos.

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