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Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. He is a British entrepreneur and creator of the Idol series, first seen as Pop Idol in the UK and over 100 other versions including American Idol, Australian Idol, Canadian Idol, and World Idol. Simon Fuller is also the creator and executive producer of the US hit talent series So You Think You Can Dance and several other US and European TV shows. He is manager of David and Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer, Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls and others. He is named by Time magazine (May 3rd, 2007) as one of the 100 Most Influential People In the World. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Countries that have their own versions of an Idol series. ... This article is about the British television series. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... World Idol (Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other. ... So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality show and competition that is broadcast on the Fox Network, on Fox Japan, on CTV in Canada, on Living in United Kingdom and Ireland and on Network Ten in Australia. ... Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional actress turned fashion designer, and businesswoman. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970[2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ... Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...

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Business

Mr Fuller is Chief Executive of 19 Entertainment, based in London, Los Angeles and New York City, which he founded in 1985. Prior to forming 19 Entertainment, from 1981 to 1985, Mr. Fuller worked at Chrysalis, in publishing (Chrysalis Limited) and A&R (Chrysalis Records). He was responsible for signing Madonna's first hit 'Holiday' to the company. When he discovered Paul Hardcastle in the mid-1980s he set out, aged 25, on his own and propelled Hardcastle to number one with his Vietnam war song, "19". After this success, he decided to name his management company 19 Management. 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol series in more than seventy countries around the world and US Television show So... Butterfly Chrysalis Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis For the record label created in 1969, see Chrysalis Records. ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Paul Hardcastle (born December 10, 1957, in London) is an English composer and musician specializing in the synthesizer. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Nineteen is a track by English musician Paul Hardcastle, released in 1985. ...


His company has grown to steadily and now employs 120 staff in the US and UK. Fuller spends most of his time based in 19 LA offices on Sunset Boulevard, or in his London office. In March 2005, Simon Fuller sold his company, 19 Entertainment, to Robert Sillerman's CKX, Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth in excess of £100 million ($192 million). Fuller remains in his role as 19's CEO and becomes a director of CKX. Fuller's personal wealth is now estimated at over £460 million, and in 2007 he launched a bid to buy CKX for $1.6 billion. In August 2007 Forbes Business Magazine identified Simon Fuller as a leading influencer in their Top 15 global Trend Setters list. [1] =) 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol series in more than seventy countries around the world and US Television show So... CKX, Inc. ...


Spice Girls

Fuller did not create the Spice Girls but he managed them through the peak of their success. The 'management svengali' (as 'affectionately' described by the British media) is widely credited with masterminding their most creative period with hits including 'Wannabe' and 'Two Become One', as well bringing them a number of globally lucrative sponsorship deals with Pepsi, Polaroid, Walkers, Cadbury, Elida Faberge (Unilever) and others. He famously introduced Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) to her future husband David Beckham. Under Fuller, the Spice Girls rose to chart topper status and went on to sell over 53 million records. In November 1997 the girls decided to manage themselves and they parted company with Fuller. The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. ... Svengali is the name of a fictional hypnotist in George du Mauriers 1894 novel, Trilby. ...


The group later disbanded and it was not long before Fuller was approached to manage the career of former Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham. Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional actress turned fashion designer, and businesswoman. ...


On June 27th 2007, BBC reported that 19 Entertainment will be responsible for the management of a Spice Girl reunion world tour under the management of Simon Fuller. The tour includes 17 sold out dates in London, and other concerts in Las Vegas, Cologne, Madrid, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Toronto, with other cities being added at a later date.


TV work

Fuller's first venture into TV was a seven piece mixed-gender pop group with a twist. S Club 7 became a No.1 pop act and TV show in over 100 territories. The group has since split up with former members Rachel Stevens, Jon Lee and Hannah Spearritt going on to enjoy solo success in music and film, although Jo O'Meara attracted controversy during the TV series Celebrity Big Brother in 2006. S Club 7 (later re-named S Club after the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band) were an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, who rose to fame via their own BBC television programme. ... Rachel Lauren Stevens (born April 9, 1978) is an English singer and actress and an occasional model who lives in Hampstead, London. ... Jon Lee (born Jonathan Lee, 26 April 1982 Croydon, Surrey, England) was a member of the late 1990s pop band S Club 7 (later S Club), until they split in April 2003. ... Hannah Louise Spearritt (born April 1, 1981) is an English actress and singer. ... Joanne Valda OMeara (born 29 April 1979 in Romford, London Borough of Havering) is an English singer and actress. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off of Big Brother. ...


In 1998 Fuller came up with an idea that would prove to be one of the definitive television and music brands of the 2000s when he created the television show formats of Pop Idol, American Idol, World Idol and other spin-offs. Pop Idol broke TV records when it was broadcast over two series in the UK, as well as uncovering a major new talent in Will Young. Fuller sold the show to the Fox network in the States, and American Idol quickly became a No.1 rated show. The show has made stars of its presenters Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, as well as many of its performers. This article is about the British television series. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... World Idol (Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other. ... This article is about the British television series. ... William Robert Young BA (Exon) (born January 20, 1979) is a British singer and actor. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, and anchorman. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


Now in its sixth series American Idol is claimed to be the most valuable TV format in the world with a value of over $2,500,000,000 (2.5 billion dollars) made up of revenue from sponsors, merchandising, telephone, music sales, broadcast and advertising sources. Over 34 million viewers saw Jordin Sparks win the sixth series of American Idol in May 2007 on a night where over 74 million votes were cast. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Jordin Brianna Sparks (born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona)[2] is an American singer. ...


More recently Fuller has signed a deal to represent comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams with regard to developing their award winning BBC TV show Little Britain for the United States [2]. Matthew Richard Lucas (born March 5, 1974) is an English comedy actor. ... David Walliams (born David Williams, August 20, 1971) is an English comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ... This article is about the British TV show Little Britain. ...


On October 19th 2007 Fuller launches his latest TV idea in America, a TV show entitled "Next American Band", which will be broadcast on Fox on Friday nights.


Music

Simon Fuller manages the careers of a number of hit songwriters and producers, most notably Cathy Dennis, who first met Fuller as the singer of D Mob in the 1980s. Under Fuller's guidance Cathy Dennis has become the UK's No.1 female songwriter with a string of global hits for artists including Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and others. Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a Grammy Award winning dance-oriented pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. ... D Mob (or D-Mob) is one of the stage names used by British house music producer Dancin Danny D. The 1988 UK hit We Call It Acieed hit #3 in the singles chart, and was one of a wave of acid house singles to enjoy success that year. ... Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a Grammy Award winning dance-oriented pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (IPA: [1]) (born May 28, 1968) is a Brit and Grammy award-winning Australian pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ...


In 2002 Fuller's company discovered 19 year old Amy Winehouse, produced her first award winning album and signed her to Universal Music. Winehouse left 19 Management in spring 2006 and signed to Raye Cosbert / Metropolis Music. Amy Jade Winehouse (born 14 September 1983) is an English soul and jazz singer songwriter. ...


Simon Fuller's interests in music make him one of the most powerful figures in the global entertainment industry. His company 19 Recordings has achieved million selling acts including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia, Will Young and Gareth Gates, as well as stars from Germany, Australia, Canada and other territories. His label 19 Recordings has sold over 50 million copies of American Idol music since the show was first broadcast. Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... This article is about the musician. ... Look up Fantasia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Fantasia may refer to one of several things. ... William Robert Young BA (Exon) (born January 20, 1979) is a British singer and actor. ... Gareth Paul Gates (born July 12, 1984, Bradford, England) is an English pop singer who shot to fame in 2002 when he came second in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. ...


Fashion

In August 2006 Fuller entered the fashion business through 19RM a joint venture company with critically acclaimed fashion designer Roland Mouret, the man behind the Galaxy dress made famous by Scarlett Johansson and other Hollywood celebrities. Fuller has since taken on global representation for Claudia Schiffer and the Beckhams' fashion label DVB brand which includes perfume and denim ranges. Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970[2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ...


Sport

Simon Fuller first ventured into sports management in the mid 1990s, where he guided England and Liverpool FC footballer Steve McManaman to Real Madrid. Fuller later formed joint venture partnership with David Beckham, and masterminded Beckham's $250 million move to LA Galaxy in 2007. Simon Fuller's company 1966 recently won the contract to represent the England football team player's interests. Fuller also represents young British golfer Henni Brockway. Steven Steve McManaman (born 11 February 1972, in Liverpool, England) is an English former footballer of the 1990s and early 2000s, who played as a midfielder in a career spanning two of European Footballs biggest club football sides in Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First...


Fuller's 19 Entertainment was the first company to successfully persuade a Formula 1 racing car to promote the environment link title. His "Earth Car" created for Honda Racing F1 was competitive throughout the 2007 Formula 1 season driven by British driver Jenson Button and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello. Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... 2007 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. ... Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello (born May 23, 1972) is a Brazilian Formula One race driver of Italian descent. ...


Awards and Citations

  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Grammy: Album of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 Entrepreneur Of The Year, GQ Magazine
  • 2007 Emmy: Govenor's Award: Idol Gives Back
  • 2007 100 Most Influential People In The World, Time Magazine
  • 2007 Top Trend Setter, Forbes Magazine [3]

(Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...

References

  • "CKX agrees to revised takeover offer" Forbes.com (28.9.07)[4]
  • "More Spice Girls dates" GMTV (5.10.07) [5]
  • "Simon Fuller by David Beckham" (14.5.07) Time Magazine
  • "Forbes List" Forbes.com
  • "Little Britain goes Stateside" (12.07.07) Broadcast Magazine
  • "Spice Girls Creator launches buyout of CKX" FT.com
  • "Simon Fuller GQ Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" Oct 2006 GQ
  • "Simon Fuller tops Music Week Top 50 most influential people in UK music industry chart" (15.07.03) Music Week
  • "Simon Fuller eyeing CKX takeover" (1.06.07)Music Week
  • "The Star Maker" (28.09.02)Daily Telegraph
  • "The Man Who Wants To Rule The World" (18.04.02) Evening Standard
  • "Fuller Rules The US Charts" (19.06.03) Metro
  • "The Idol Maker" March 2004 Blender
  • "Pop Idol scores a $1bn hit in US market" 07.09.07 The Observer
  • "Simon Fuller: Guiding Pop Culture" 18.06.03 BBC News
  • "Bank Your Lucky Stars" 08.12.03 Sunday Times
  • "The Fuller Picture" 25.08.07 Broadcast Magazine

  Results from FactBites:
 
Simon Fuller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
Simon Fuller (born 17th May 1960) is an English record and television producer who is best known as the manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7, as well as the creator of the Idol series, first seen as Pop Idol and over 50 other versions including American Idol, Canadian Idol, and World Idol.
Fuller is Chief Executive of 19 Entertainment, which he founded in 1985.
Fuller was not gone long before he was approached to manage former Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham in the launch of their new solo careers.
CNN.com - The Svengali behind 'American Idol' - Jan. 21, 2004 (1331 words)
Fuller says that as the primary imaginative force behind these artists, and the one with the connections to transform Clarkson from struggling Texas waitress to pop diva, he deserves a larger percentage of their earnings.
Fuller first started the "Idol" concept in Britain, where it was known as "Pop Idol," and then transformed the franchise into a worldwide phenomenon.
Fuller promises top "American Idol" contestants a management contract with 19 Entertainment and a prearranged recording contract: with RCA Records in the case of Clarkson and Aiken, and J Records for Studdard.
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