Pop music is a staple in mainstream American culture. What many may not know is it's level of importance globally. Being an international pop star supersedes almost any level of celebrity that we know of today. While it may not necessarily equate to some of the astronomical annual salaries of some athletes, the fame is very comparable. These stars for many years have been heard time and again on our radios, Walkmans, iPods, and MP3 players. They've graced our television sets and stages of some of our favorite events such as the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star game. What we may not know is the number of people involved in making them great, or the extent of the greatness behind them. Max Martin is one of the behind the scenes guys who's worked with the likes of many of pop music's biggest acts over the last 19 years.

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