Awards




Awards 1980 - 89



1980 :

American Music Awards:

  • Favorite Soul/ R&B Album, “Off The Wall”
  • Favorite Soul/ R&B Male Artist
Billboard Awards:
  • Top Black Artist of the Year
  • Top Black Album of the Year, “Off The Wall”
Cashbox:
  • Soul Album of the Year, “Off The Wall”
Grammy Awards:
  • Best R&B Vocal Male, “Don´t Stop ´Til You Get Enough”



Hollywood Walk of Fame:
  • Jacksons receive a star on Hollywood Blvd.
NAACP Image Awards:
  • Best Singing Group (The Jacksons)
1981 :

American Music Awards:
  • Favorite Male Vocalist - Soul/ R&B
  • Favorite Album - Soul/ R&B, “Off The Wall”
Billboard Magazine Year End Charts:
  • Number 10 Top Black Album, ´Triumph´
  • Number 10 Top Black Artist (The Jacksons)
  • Number 4 Top Dance Artist (The Jacksons)
British Phonographic Industry Awards:
  • “Off The Wall” Album
Cashbox:
  • Soul Album of the Year, “Off The Wall”
NAACP Image Awards:
  • Best Singing Group (The Jacksons)
1983 :

Black Gold Awards:
  • Top Male Vocalist
  • Best Video Performance, “Beat It”
  • Best Single of the Year, “Billie Jean”
  • Best Album, “Thriller”


Billboard Awards:
  • Pop Artist of the Year
  • Pop Album Artist
  • Pop Singles Artist
  • Pop Male Album Artist
  • Pop Male Singles Artist
  • Black Album Artist
  • Pop Album of the Year, “Thriller”
  • Black Album, “Thriller”
  • Black Singles Artist
  • Black Artist of the Year
  • Dance/ Disco Artist
  • Dance/ Disco 12" LP, "Billie Jean"
  • Dance/ Disco 12" LP, "Beat It"
Billboard Video Awards:
  • Best Overall Video, “Beat It”
  • Best Performance by a Male Artist
  • Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist´s Image, “Beat It”
  • Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist´s Song, “Beat It”
  • Best Choreography, “Beat It”


Cashbox:
  • Number One Male Artist
  • Top Pop Single, “Billie Jean”
  • Top Male - Singles Artist
  • Top Black Single, "Billie Jean"
  • Top Black Album, “Thriller”
  • Top Pop Album, “Thriller”
  • Top Black Male Artist
  • Top Black Male - Singles Artist
Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Poll:
  • Number One Artist of the Year
  • Number One Soul Artist
  • Number One Video, “Beat It”
  • Number One Producer (with Quincy Jones)
Rolling Stone Magazine Critic's Poll:
  • Number One Artist of the Year
  • Number One Video, “Beat It”
  • Number One Male Vocalist
  • Number One Soul Artist
Australia:
  • Album of the Year
  • Single of the Year
Brazil:
  • International Artist of the Year
Greece:
  • Record of the Year
Holland:
  • Album of the Year
Italy:
  • Artist of the Year
Japan:
  • Artist of the Year
  • Best Male Vocalist
  • Album of the Year
Spain:
  • Most Important Foreign Album
United Kingdom:
  • Album of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
1984 :

American Music Awards:
  • Special Award Of Merit
  • Favorite Male Vocalist-Pop/ Rock
  • Favorite Single-Pop/ Rock, "Billie Jean"
  • Favorite Album-Pop/ Rock, “Thriller”
  • Favorite Video-Pop/ Rock, "Beat It"
  • Favorite Male Vocalist-Soul/ R&B
  • Favorite Album-Soul/ R&B, “Thriller”
  • Favorite Video-Soul/ R&B, “Beat It”


American Video Awards:
  • Best Long Form Video, “Thriller”
  • Best Home Video, “The Making of Thriller”
Billboard Awards:
  • Top Album, “Thriller”
Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
  • Best International Artist
The Black Gold Awards:
  • Top Male Vocalist
  • Best Video Performance, “Beat It”
  • Best Single Record of The Year, “Billie Jean”
  • Best Album Of The Year, “Thriller”
Canadian Black Music Awards:
  • Top International Album, “Thriller”
  • Top International Single, “Billie Jean”
  • Top Male Vocalist
  • Entertainer of the Year
Crystal Globe Awards:
  • Exceeding Sales Past 5 Million
Ebony Magazine Award

Grammy Awards:
  • Album of the Year, “Thriller”
  • Record of the Year, “Beat It”
  • Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, “Beat It”
  • Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, “Billie Jean”
  • Best New Song Of The Year, “Billie Jean”
  • Best Male Pop Performance, “Thriller LP”
  • Best Producer of the Year (with Quincy Jones)
  • Best Recording For Children, “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” Storybook Album
Guinness Book Of World Records:
  • Best Selling Album Of All Time, “Thriller”
Hollywood Walk Of Fame:
  • Michael receives a star on Hollywood Blvd. becoming the first celebrity to have 2 stars dedicated to him, having received one with his brothers (The Jacksons) in 1980.
MTV Awards:
  • Best Overall Video, “Thriller”
  • Best Choreography, “Thriller”
  • Viewer´s Choice Award, “Thriller”
NAACP Image Awards:
  • H. Claude Hodson Medal Of Freedom
NARM:
  • Best Selling Album, “Thriller”
People´s Choice Awards:
  • Best All Around Entertainer of the Year


  • Favorite Video of the Year, “Thriller”
Presentation Casement “37 Gold & Platinum Discs”

Presidential Special Achievement Award:
  • Presented by U.S. President Ronald Regan to Michael Jackson at the White House in recognition of his contribution to the nation´s campaign against drunk driving. “Beat It” was used in the ads.
1985 :

Grammy Awards:
  • Best Video Album, “The Making of Michael Jackson´s Thriller”


Presentation Casement Of Platinum Disc: (UK)
  • Certification for ´Thriller´ LP
Hero of Young America:
  • Voted in special poll (World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1985)
1986 :

Grammy Awards:
  • Best Music Video Short Form
  • Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group, “We Are The World”
  • Record of the Year, “We Are The World”
  • Song of the Year, “We Are The World”
American Music Awards:
  • Song of the Year, “We Are The World”
  • Award of Appreciation
Guinness Book of World Records:
  • Largest Endorsement for Product Promotion ($15 million for Pepsi)
People´s Choice Awards:
  • Favorite New Song, “We Are The World”
1987 :

Bravo Magazine:
  • Silver Otto Award)
Rockbjörnen Award: (readers´ poll of the Swedish newspaper ´Aftonbladet´)
  • Best Foreign Artist
1988 :

American Music Awards:
  • Favorite Single-Soul/ R&B
Billboard Awards:
  • Top Black Artist
  • Outstanding Artist of the Year
  • Best Live Show of 1988, “Bad”
Bravo Magazine:
  • Gold Otto Award
Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
  • Best International Solo Artist (presented by Bob Geldof)
Cable Ace Awards:
  • Outstanding Editing in a Musical Special, Motown on Showtime: Michael Jackson, the Legend Continues
Ebony Magazine:
  • American Black Achievement Award
Forbes Magazine:
  • Number One Entertainer Of The Year
Guild Hall Party:
  • Presentation of sword to commemorate “Bad” Tour
MTV Vanguard Award:
  • Outstanding Contribution To Music Video Production
NAACP Image Awards:
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Album, “Bad”
  • Leonard Carter Humanitarian Award
New York Times Best Seller´s List:
  • #1-“Moonwalker” by Michael Jackson



Soul Train Music Awards:
  • Best Singer of the Year
  • Best R&B Album of the Year, "Bad"
United Negro College Fund:
  • Honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters Degree from Fisk University, Frederick D. Patterson Award
Wembley Stadium: (September 8)
  • Presented with an award by the management of the Wembley Stadium for record breaking 7 sell out shows.
1989 :

American Music Awards:
  • Special Award of Achievement
American Dance Award

Black Entertainment Television:
  • Award for the Success of “Bad” Tour
Billboard Awards:
  • Number One Black Artist
  • Number One Album-Pop/R&B, “Bad”
Bravo Magazine:
  • Bronze Otto Award
BRE Awards:
  • Triple Crown Award--King of Pop,Rock & Soul
  • Video of the Year
British TV Industry Awards:
  • Artist of the Decade
British Phonographic Industry Awards:
  • Video of the Year
British Academy of Music Awards:
  • Best International Male Artist
Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
  • Best International Male
  • Best Music Video: “Smooth Criminal”
Cashbox:
  • Video Pioneer Award
Critic´s Choice Award:
  • Best Video
Entertainment Tonight:
  • Most Important Entertainer Of The Decade
Friday Night Videos:
  • Greatest Artist Of The Decade
  • Number One Artist of the Year
Forbes Magazine:
  • Number One Entertainer of the Year
Gardner Street Elementary School:
  • Most Famous Alumnus, renamed school auditorium after Michael Jackson
MTV Awards:
  • Video Vanguard Award, “Thriller” (The Greatest Video In The History Of The World)
National Urban Coalition:
  • Artist/ Humanitarian Award
People´s Choice Awards:
  • Favorite Music Video, “Smooth Criminal”
Rolling Stone Magazine:
  • Video of the Decade, “Thriller”
Soul Train Music Awards:
  • Heritage Award
  • 1st Annual Sammy Davis Jr. Award
  • R&B Contemporary
U.K. TV Show:
  • Goodbye to the ´80´s Award
Vanity Fair Magazine:
  • Artist of the Decade
Video Software Dealer´s Association:
  • Favorite Music Video, “Moonwalker”
World Music Awards:
  • Hall Of Fame
  • Lifetime Achievement In Music Video
  • Viewer´s Choice Favorite Video, “Dirty Diana”







 
 
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