Jacko Takes Record 4 Posthumous Prizes at American Music Awards

Lifestyle | November 23, 2009, Monday // 15:09|  views

Michael Jackson wins four posthumous awards at the American Music Awards 2009 ceremony. Photo by BGNES

Michael Jackson, who died in June aged 50, has become the most honored artist in the American Music Awards ceremony, by winning 4 posthumous awards.

This brings his total number of AMA accolades to 23. At Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles, Jackson was named best male pop/rock artist, and best male soul/R&B artist.

His greatest hits compilation Number Ones won the best album award in the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories.

The late star's trophies were accepted by his brother Jermaine, who said that Michael’s message "would live on forever".

Country star Taylor Swift was the big winner on the night, taking five prizes including artist of the year.

She also paid a tribute to Jackson as she accepted her awards by satellite from London.

"To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson, who we will miss and love forever, is an unimaginable honor," she said as she received the event's top award.

AMA nominees were determined by radio airplay and retail sales, with the eventual winners decided via online voting.

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