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David Bowie Wins Greatest 20th Century Entertainer In BBC Poll
The poll was held as part of BBC Two's "Icons" series, which also spotlights explorers, leaders and scientists. The winners in those categories respectively were Ernest Shackleton, Nelson Mandela and Alan Turing, placing Bowie in the poll's final round for greatest 20th century icon. The series' bio for Bowie describes him as "an innovator constantly at music's cutting edge."
Bowie died in 2016 and posthumously won four categories at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for his final album, Blackstar, and its title track, for a career total of five wins. Additionally, in 2006 he was honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime and Achievement Award. The icon also has two singles and one album in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: 1969's "Space Oddity," 1972's "Changes" and 1972's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.