BY GRACE BEAL
The King of Sweden presented the Swedish Polar Music Prize to Max Martin on June 16 in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin is a pop producer and songwriter and is the brains behind beloved hits from artists such as Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry.
Martin has earned an impressive 22 number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the most received by any writer besides John Lennon and Paul McCartney. His work on many top 100 songs has led him to be heralded as one of the most important players in the music industry.