He’s the King Midas of the music industry!
Simon Cowell may have a cold heart and a sharp tongue, but when it comes to music—good music—his ears are simply the best!
The big talent spotter has had a huge influence on the music industry in the past decade. The mind behind some of TV’s most addictive shows (American Idol, The X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, you know, your regular TV schedule) has managed to discover, signed, managed, and shoot to stardom some of the biggest artist of our generation.
So, whether you love him or hate him—there’s just no in-between—we have plenty of singers to thank him for! Celebrating his 58th birthday, here are the top 7 artists Simon Cowell is responsible for!