Simon Fuller to manage ‘American Idol’ Top 2
By Pat Ryder
HollywoodNews.com: Simon Fuller, the creative force behind ‘American Idol,’ will manage the careers of this season’s Top 2 finalists according to Interscope Geffen A&M Records.
Fuller has been personally involved in the careers of some of the most successful ‘Idol’ alumni: winners Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, and David Cook, as well as season 5 contestant Chris Daughtry. Fuller also personally managed ‘American Idol’ season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert.
In the press release, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records (and season 10 mentor) Jimmy Iovine, had this to say about Fuller:
“Simon Fuller is the rare breed who can effect popular culture both in America and in Europe. He has brought us a platform for music like nothing before it in American Idol. The opportunity for this year’s winner and runner-up to be managed by someone of his caliber along with UMG’s commitment to these artists and show is incomparable.”
Fuller sold his company, 19 Entertainment, to CKX, Inc. in 2005. Last year, Fuller started XIX Entertainment which according to the Financial Times is worth $100M.
Simon Fuller manages the careers of David and Victoria Beckham and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton in addition to his other endeavors. XIX Entertainment is focuses on talent and brand management.
Image of Chris Daughtry and Simon Fuller by PR Photo
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