Has written songs for Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Adele, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Kesha, Ellie Goulding, etc
44 year-old Max Martin (actually Martin Sandberg) from Stockholm, Sweden is considered the most successful songwriter of the last 20 years. He has 21 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, only Paul McCartney and John Lennon surpass him with 32 and 26 writing credits respectively.
Opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, one of the world's best-selling classical music artists, will also receive her honor from King Carl XVI along with Max Martin on 16 June in Stockholm, Sweden.
Previous Laureates include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Ray Charles, Miriam Makeba and Björk.( list of a bunch of Max Martin songs, i.e. all your favorite pop songs in recent yearsCollapse )
Interview with Max Martin + Katy Perry,
Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Pink and others talking about himparaphrased from source
, sourceCongrats! I'm sure he needs the $120,000 prize money