As reported by Robin Leach:

The International Magicians Society has awarded its first Magician of the Decade award to illusionist Criss Angel, who stars in Cirque du Soleil’s Believe at the Luxor. The Merlin Award was presented after Criss’s second show Saturday night.

Previously, Criss won Magician of the Year honors from the society in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 — the first entertainer to win five titles.

The award was given this weekend after the second Believe show.