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Swedish pop powerhouse Max Martin was part of the team behind the ‘Album of the Year’ winner at the 2016 Grammy Awards – but which other huge, international hits has he had a hand in?

Last Monday, Max Martin received yet another Grammy award (‘Album of the Year’) for his work on the writing and production of Taylor Swift‘s latest album 1989. And just a few days earlier, it was announced that he’s also going to receive the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm later this year – much deserved recognition for one of the most successful songwriters in modern pop music.

So how did a Swedish guy from the suburbs of Stockholm become the person to have most number one hit songs in the world after Paul McCartney and John Lennon?

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Back in the golden 80’s, Max Martin (or Martin Sandberg as he was still called then) joined the Swedish glam metal band It’s Alive. The band eventually got a record deal with a BMG sub-label, and the label manager Denniz Pop introduced young Martin to the world of songwriting and production. One of the first hits Max Martin produced was Rednex‘ ‘Wish You Were Here’ and the break-through came with The Backstreet Boys‘ third album Millenium in 1999, where Martin worked on all singles, including ‘I Want It That Way’.

Martin’s impressive catalogue include tracks written NSYNC, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Pink, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and many, many more. He has been nominated for the Grammys several times since 2000 and this year he took home his second award – ‘Album of the Year’ for Taylor Swift’s 1989 having also been nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Last year, Martin won a Grammy for ‘Producer of the Year’.

A bona-fide hit machine, we’ve collected some of the most glistening, ever-green pop hits penned by Max Martin together, including tracks that earned him his most recent Grammy nominations. Check them out below and see just how many of the most memorable melodies from the past decade can be attributed to this Swedish songwriting mega-star!

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Katy Perry – Roar

Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way

Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me

*NSYNC – I Want You Back

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

Robyn – Show Me Love

Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

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Swedish pop powerhouse Max Martin was part of the team behind the ‘Album of the Year’ winner at the 2016 Grammy Awards – but which other huge, international hits has he had a hand in?

Last Monday, Max Martin received yet another Grammy award (‘Album of the Year’) for his work on the writing and production of Taylor Swift‘s latest album 1989. And just a few days earlier, it was announced that he’s also going to receive the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm later this year – much deserved recognition for one of the most successful songwriters in modern pop music.

So how did a Swedish guy from the suburbs of Stockholm become the person to have most number one hit songs in the world after Paul McCartney and John Lennon?

Back in the golden 80’s, Max Martin (or Martin Sandberg as he was still called then) joined the Swedish glam metal band It’s Alive. The band eventually got a record deal with a BMG sub-label, and the label manager Denniz Pop introduced young Martin to the world of songwriting and production. One of the first hits Max Martin produced was Rednex‘ ‘Wish You Were Here’ and the break-through came with The Backstreet Boys‘ third album Millenium in 1999, where Martin worked on all singles, including ‘I Want It That Way’.

Martin’s impressive catalogue include tracks written NSYNC, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Pink, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and many, many more. He has been nominated for the Grammys several times since 2000 and this year he took home his second award – ‘Album of the Year’ for Taylor Swift’s 1989 having also been nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Last year, Martin won a Grammy for ‘Producer of the Year’.

A bona-fide hit machine, we’ve collected some of the most glistening, ever-green pop hits penned by Max Martin together, including tracks that earned him his most recent Grammy nominations. Check them out below and see just how many of the most memorable melodies from the past decade can be attributed to this Swedish songwriting mega-star!

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

 

Katy Perry – Roar

Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way

Robyn – Show Me Love

Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

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