Michael Jackson posthumously wins four American Music Awards

Late singer becomes most honoured artist in the event's history

Michael Jackson has won four posthumous prizes at this year’s American Music Awards.

The late singer was named best pop/rock male artist and best soul/R&B male artist last night (November 22) at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

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

The victories made Jackson the most honoured artist in the ceremony’s history with a career total of 23 accolades, reports BBC News.

His brother Jermaine Jackson accepted the gongs on his behalf and added: “He saw good in everyone and he wanted everyone to do good. He always started with love.”

Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Lady Gaga performed on the night as did Jennifer Lopez, who slipped over during a dance routine.