The controversial American Idol
judge, Simon Cowell
, is once again the subject of hot news. In an interview with Anderson Cooper on the CBS program, 60 Minutes
, he candidly spoke about his proud achievements as far as record selling is concerned.
When asked about his monetary contributions for Sony BMG Cowell stated, "In terms of selling records yes. I sell more records than Bruce Springsteen. I mean in the last five years, I've probably sold over 100 million records… If he got $100m, I should have got $500m. I mean $100 million deal... that's a great deal. For him it's a good deal.”
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Cowell, a 47-year old British artist and repertoire, is presently the executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom. Known for his straightforward comments, he has popularly established himself as a notorious American Idol
judge. Aside from American Idol
, he was also a judge on shows like Pop Idol, The X Factor
and Britain’s Got Talent.
He has ventured in a lot of endeavors in the music industry, producing numerous singles and records for television characters and budding artists.
In addition to his courageous statement, Cowell also expressed his inclusion in American Idol
to be surprisingly advantageous. The reality talent show has brought not only fame and popularity for Cowell but more importantly made wonders for his venture with Sony BMG.
He added, "My only interest was Idol was my vehicle to launch records. That was the only thing I was thinking about…but what we actually did interestingly was by doing Idol, I signed the biggest artist on the planet... and it's called Idol…because every single Idol winner is now signed to Sony BMG. And this applies to all the countries we sell [Idol] to, which is over 30 countries. So there are probably now, 75 to 100 artists who all signed through this one center.”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist