Well, with two new awesome judges, and, of course, the ever-unapologetic Simon Cowell, who America loves hates to hate love, we expect nothing less!
Teen sensation Demi Lovato and pop icon Britney Spears, join veteran judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, in their search for an out-of-this-world 12 years old or over talent – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are bold enough to face the superstar panel and the Fifth Judge, the audience of thousands, who they have to win over during the audition or face the boot!
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The Dallas-bred 20-year-old started in show business at the age of 7 and rose quickly. By the time she was 15, she was a bona fide TV star (Barney & Friends, Sonny With a Chance) cultivating a promising singing and acting career with standout roles in the Camp Rock movies and as the star of the 2009 film, Princess Protection Program. In the late 2000s, while maintaining a rigorous TV and film shooting schedule, Lovato released two massively successful solo albums: Don't Forget (2008), which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, and Here We Go Again (2009), which bowed at No. 1.
Her latest album, Unbroken, has spawned two platinum singles: Skyscraper, which received an MTV VMA for Best Video with a Message, and her current #1 smash hit, Give Your Heart a Break.
Lovato will add one more accolade to the list as she takes a well-deserved spot alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears at the judges' table for season 2 of THE X FACTOR.
Spears' accomplishments are enormous. Her 1999 Jive Records debut, ... Baby One More Time, has sold over 27 million albums worldwide and featured five hit singles, including the title track, which is one of the best-selling singles of all time, making ... Baby the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist and the best selling debut of any female artist in history. She has rightfully earned her title of Princess of Pop.
Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears went onto more success with her second album, Oops!... I Did It Again in 2000, which cemented her place as the best selling teenage artist of all time. With a total of seven albums, including 2011's Femme Fatale, which yielded three No. 1 singles, Spears has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 album debuts, 2.9 million in U.S. single sales, and 24 Top 40 hits. Her awards' shelf is quite heavy as well with one Grammy Award, nine Billboard Music Awards (including Billboard's Best-Selling Female Artist of the Decade for 1998-2008), six MTV Video Music Awards (including a well-deserved 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award), and countless others. She even received a star on the Walk of Fame at age 21.
Spears is a record-breaking music icon who never fails to keep the world the edge of their seats and come Sept. 12, she'll enter yet new territory as she sits alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato at the judges' table for Season 2 of THE X FACTOR.
Throughout his career, Reid has launched some of the biggest acts in music, including Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Pink, Usher, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. With a diverse roster of talent, 33 No. 1 hits and three Grammy Awards, Reid is one of the industry's most respected and successful executives, as well as one of the most talented, creative and formidable forces in music.
"I am proud to stand next to my dear friend Simon Cowell, one of the world's most gifted and charismatic talent magnets," said Reid. "The X Factor provides an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring artists of every age and genre to showcase their unique talents. I truly look forward to discovering our next generation of superstars."
"LA was my number one choice to sit alongside me on the show. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest-ever music executives and - of course - a fantastic writer and producer. I am thrilled he has agreed to join the show, and for any artist auditioning, they know they have the chance to meet a true star-maker," said Cowell.
"LA Reid is one of the most celebrated music producers and songwriters of our time and knows exactly what it takes to find and nurture a global superstar," said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Not only does he have an insanely good eye for talent, but he also has the personality and savvy to go toe-to-toe with Simon Cowell, so I can't wait to see those two music moguls together at THE X FACTOR judges' table."
"LA Reid's renowned expertise in recognizing, producing and marketing musical talent is synonymous with some of the most successful recording artists in the history of modern music," said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. "I am thrilled to have him judging on The X Factor, and look forward to seeing him apply his amazing experience and track record in the mentoring of one of our categories."
In 2010 Simon Cowell was awarded Variety International’s Humanitarian Award for his extensive charitable work, The Rose d’Or Golden Jubilee Award and BAFTA’s Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and development of new talent. He also appeared on Time Magazine’s list of Most Influential People in the World and was awarded the International Emmy Founders Award. Syco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, is a global music, television and film production joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment.
Syco Television owns and produces the BAFTA Award-winning The X Factor, which has topped the charts around the world.
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