Simon Fuller - Simon Fuller Lands A Star On The Walk Of Fame
Music mogul Simon Fuller is to be honoured with the 2,441st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The former Spice Girls manager will be saluted by stars like Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez when he unveils his star in front of Hollywood's W hotel on Monday (23May11).
In announcing the latest honour, a spokesperson for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce writes, "Simon Fuller is one of the most dynamic and influential forces at work in the entertainment business today.
"With a 25-year career marked by innovation and No.1 hits in TV, film, music, sport and fashion, Fuller has accumulated a formidable reputation for his work with the most successful girl group of all time (Spice Girls), dreaming up the world's biggest TV franchise (American Idol) and developing the world's most iconic talent brand (Beckhams).
"Fuller has been certified by Billboard Magazine as the most successful British manager of all time, selling 360 million albums by stars that include Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson, Spice Girls, Gary Barlow, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, David Cook, Adam Lambert and number one hit songwriter Cathy Dennis.
"In 2010 Apple and iTunes publicly recognised Fuller for his achievement in selling more than 250 million downloads on iTunes, making him the biggest music manager of the digital age."