He moved back into his own place, and gradually climbed the corporate ladder at BMG.
He managed to sign a string of successful acts for the company, selling more than 150 million records and 70 top-charting singles in the UK and United States., debuted in the UK and promised a BMG record deal to the winner.
But he does still have these stars under his wing…Olly Murs When Leona Lewis went off to Universal Records, Olly Murs became the longest-serving X Factor graduate on Syco’s roster.
But although her debut album missed the Top 10, Fleur still seems to be soaring: her single Sax was one of the biggest hits of the winter months, and her latest release More And More enabled her to take to the stage at the O2 Arena for the National Television Awards.
Louisa Johnson After comfortably winning the show last year, Louisa won the coveted spot on the Syco books and will rush-release her debut album in February.
Little Mix Little Mix’s win was the narrowest final result the show has ever seen (they beat Marcus Collins by just over 5% of the vote), but they continue to go from strength to strength.
Their US sales may be waning but third album Get Weird, released last November, has already become their biggest-seller to date, outselling even the most recent collection from One Direction.
The mogul, 56, has only 2011 victors Little Mix and most recent champion Louisa Johnson attached to his company, in addition to four runners-up, one bronze medalist and two who fell short of the final altogether.