Simon Cowell

Biography: Simon began his career in the music industry back in 1979, when his father, Eric Cowell got him a job at EMI records. He started off working in the mail room, but worked very hard and spent his time learning how the music industry worked. In time, he was promoted to accounts receivable assistant and eventually to a spot in the music publishing department. Having learnt what it took to make a hit record, he left EMI to form E&S Music with Ellis Rich, a former executive at EMI. Unfortunately, the company collapsed and went under a few years later, forcing Simon to return to EMI. A short time later, he was quick to set up his own label, 'Fanfare' with partner and fellow EMI executive, Iain Burton.

Proving that he had an ear for a hit, BMG offered Simon the position of A&R Consultant in 1989. His time at BMG saw him pioneer some of the biggest selling hits in the industry, including bands 'Five' and 'Westlife'. He can also be credited with the emergence of TV hits from the likes
Simon began his career in the music industry back in 1979, when his father, Eric Cowell got him a job at EMI records. He started off working in the mail room, but worked very hard and spent his time learning how the music industry worked. In time, he was promoted to accounts receivable assistant and eventually to a spot in the music publishing department. Having learnt what it took to make a hit record, he left EMI to form E&S Music with Ellis Rich, a former executive at EMI. Unfortunately, the company collapsed and went under a few years later, forcing Simon to return to EMI. A short time later, he was quick to set up his own label, 'Fanfare' with partner and fellow EMI executive, Iain Burton.

Proving that he had an ear for a hit, BMG offered Simon the position of A&R Consultant in 1989. His time at BMG saw him pioneer some of the biggest selling hits in the industry, including bands 'Five' and 'Westlife'. He can also be credited with the emergence of TV hits from the likes of cartoon puppets Zig & Zag, The Teletubbies and Robson & Jerome.

Not only has Simon made records, he also breaks them: over a ten year period, via his company 'S Records', he has achieved sales of over 25 million albums, over 70 top 30 records, and 17 Number 1 singles. His band 'Westlife' has achieved an impressive 10 Number 1 hits alone.

Over the past 10 years or so, Simon has been involved with many talent show competitions, both on and off screen. The first major hit was Popstars which paved the way for Pop Idol and the spin off Americal Idol which is now one of the biggest talent competitions in the world. After those he moved onto The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent as well as numerous others.
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Simon Cowell's Scores

Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 70 The X Factor: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 55 American Idol: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd American Idol: Season 7 Jan 15, 2008 Judge 8.0
tbd The X Factor (UK): Season 7 Aug 21, 2010 Judge 8.0
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 7 May 14, 2012 Executive Producer 8.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 1 Sep 8, 2003 Himself 7.8
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 5 Jun 1, 2010 Executive Producer 7.5
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 6 May 31, 2011 Executive Producer 7.2
tbd American Idol: Season 6 Jan 16, 2007 Judge 7.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 4 Sep 4, 2006 Himself 7.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Himself 7.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 7 Sep 8, 2009 Himself 7.0
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 3 Jun 17, 2008 Executive Producer 7.0
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 4 Jun 23, 2009 Executive Producer 7.0
tbd America's Got Talent: Season 11 May 31, 2016 Judge Season 11-Present 7.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 2 Sep 6, 2004 Himself 6.7
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 3 Sep 5, 2005 Himself 6.7
tbd American Idol: Season 2 Jan 21, 2003 Judge 6.5
65 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 1 Feb 17, 2014 Guest 6.5
tbd The X Factor: Season 2 Sep 12, 2012 Judge 6.4
tbd The X Factor: Season 3 Sep 11, 2013 Judge / Creator / Executive Producer 6.2
tbd American Idol: Season 4 Jan 18, 2005 Judge 6.0
tbd American Idol: Season 5 Jan 17, 2006 Judge 6.0
tbd The X Factor (UK): Season 1 Sep 4, 2004 Judge 6.0
70 The X Factor: Season 1 Sep 21, 2011 Judge / Himself 5.8
tbd American Idol: Season 8 Jan 13, 2009 Judge 5.5
55 American Idol: Season 1 Jun 11, 2002 Judge 5.2
tbd Live with Regis and Kelly: Season 16 Sep 1, 2003 Himself 5.0
tbd Live with Regis and Kelly: Season 17 Sep 6, 2004 Himself 5.0
tbd Live with Regis and Kelly: Season 3 Sep 3, 1990 Himself 5.0
tbd American Idol: Season 3 Jan 19, 2004 Judge 4.5
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 3.9