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English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur and celebrity


Simon Phillip Cowell is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.

Simon Cowell Info

Birth nameSimon Phillip Cowell
Date of BirthOctober 7, 1959
Place of BirthLambeth, London, England
OccupationsA&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, celebrity
Years active1979–present
LabelsEMI, E&S Music, Fanfare Records, BMG, S Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Syco
OriginElstree, Hertfordshire, England
Associated actsWestlife, Sinitta, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Sonia, Five, Robson & Jerome, Ultimate Kaos, WWF Wrestlers, Zig and Zag, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Shayne Ward, Il Divo, Susan Boyle, Paul Potts, JLS and more
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 There's always moments in your life which are horrible things to remember. The day John Lennon died, or Elvis Presley, and recently Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. And now Whitney. 
— Simon Cowell after the death of Whitney Houston / February 12, 2012
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 Whether you like the show or not, these kids are suddenly big, big stars. They just make me laugh. 
— Simon Cowell on the Jersey Shore show / October 08, 2011
 So that was the reason why I came to New Jersey. I wanted to find the next Snooki. 
— Simon Cowell wants to find the next Snooki in New Jersey / October 08, 2011
 I haven't heard her sing, but if she walked in and said, 'I want to be a TV star,' I would sign her on the spot. She has the X factor. To overshadow your sister when she's the one getting married? That was impressive. 
— Simon Cowell saying he would sign Pippa Middleton on the spot / August 12, 2011
 I can assure you one thing - you've never seen a show like this in America. A lot is going to surprise you. As a platform, as a performer this is going to be a great opportunity for you... You've got to stand out. You've got to be remembered. Dress differently, behave differently, dance differently... just be remembered. 
— Simon Cowell about the US X Factor show / February 26, 2011
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 I would love to find someone who could be the star all over the world, and I would love to say we found this person on this show. 
— Simon Cowell about the US X Factor show / February 26, 2011
 If you can come out and nail it in front of 3000 or 4000 people, you have the makings of a star. I have always trusted the audience on the live show, so I think it is right that you've got to trust them on the audition process. 
— Simon Cowell saying the US X Factor will have live audience present during auditions / February 26, 2011
 Well I just heard it then and it sounded like a 100,000 people in a stadium had just sat on a cat, 
— Simon Cowell on Christina Aguilera's performance at the Super Bowl 2011 / February 09, 2011
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 Well look, obviously she is regretting it now. She must be. I'm listening to it here in London and it didn't sound great to me. But to mess the words up? Not great. But I always say this, this is what happens when you perform in front of an audience - even someone as experienced as Christina. You can get it wrong. That was bad. 
— Simon Cowell saying Christina Aguilera's performance at the Super Bowl 2011 was bad / February 09, 2011
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 I’m a massive fan of Paula, We’ve been in regular contact. I’m not going to say who we are going to confirm or not because the truth is we haven’t made up our minds up yet. It comes down to who I think is interesting and the commitment and the expertise each person offers. 
— Simon Cowell hints Paula Abdul might join the judging panel of the X Factor US version / February 08, 2011
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