If you have a recent favorite pop song, chances are Max Martin had a hand in writing it.
Since 1999, he's won ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Award 8 times.
Martin got his start in the mid-’90s co-writing songs for the Backstreet Boys including “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” which made its way to the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. His more recent credits include “Bang Bang” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” (along with eight other tracks from 2014’s 1989).
Martin won his first Songwriter of the Year award at the 1999 ASCAP Pop Awards, and went on to win one in 2000 and another in 2001. He once again won in 2011, and has been the prize’s recipient every year since.
That's über-impressive, no?
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